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African Furniture Contemporary & Traditional

Visitors to Phases Africa’s online showroom will find quality African furniture, contemporary as well as, traditional styles.  Also, one-of-a-kind textiles, handmade lighting fixtures, and an exuberant and eclectic mix of tribal artifacts. Furthermore the products feathered in our showroom are a mix of classic elegance, combined with distinct African character.  Phases Africa’s collection is an ongoing quest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  Resulting in Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary African design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal legacy. We ship Internationally.  Please contact us for prices, lead times and shipping quotes.

African Living Room Furniture

African Living Room Furniture – Wood turned Side Tables

See cover page of this post on how the above wood turnings where used: 3 of them where turned at different widths and heights, and placed in the center of the living room, as a coffee table.  The 2 dark navy ones where placed on either side of the couches as side tables. All the wood used for our turnings are sustainably sourced.

African Furniture -Mahogany wood and Gemsbok Leg Side Table

Mahogany wood and Gemsbuck Leg (Oryx) Side Table

(Oryx) Leg Side Table

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African Furniture Wood turned stools

African Furniture Wood Turned Side Tables

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Old African Grain Pot – turned upside down it can serve as a side-table, or displayed as is or used as a planter.

Tree Root dining room table 1000 x 1300 x 700H

Tree Root Dining Table base1000 x 1300 x 700H

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African Furniture Wood Turnings, scorched finished wood turnings, black furniture, side tables, scorched wood furniture, burnt finish wood furniture.

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African Furniture Bamileke Bed serving as a coffee table

2019-10-29T15:47:05+00:00

Photographer│Obie Oberholzer

 “Few SA artists can productively be called raconteurs, as in a skilful teller of anecdotes. Most are simply too glum – solemn, too – when spinning yarns around their work. If only more artists, in particular photographers, could be like Obie Oberholzer.”
Sean O’Toole, Financial Mail
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© Obie Oberholzer Diesel And Dust
“I love to travel and look – to look at people and places and things. To journey somewhere, to watch big things get smaller, mingle, change hue and disappear. To look so far that it hurts . . . and smell Africa.  There’s freedom in not knowing quite where you’re going – I mean, what’s another 100 kilometers if you’re making your way towards Swartwitpensbokfonteinberg?”
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© Obie Oberholzer Diesel And Dust

Diesel And Dust (2011)

Visually stimulating images of Africa offer a multifaceted view of the continent in this recollection that is at once a history, a meditation, a travel memoir, and a tribute.“Diesel and Dust is a philosophy. The smell of diesel and dust early in the morning give me a feeling that I’m far away, and this book is about that – interesting people and places; about wonderings and passing’s through.
Round The Bend  (2006)
Obie Oberholzer is acknowledged as one of South Africa’s best-loved photographers. A modern troubadour with a camera, his latest book titled Round the Bend: Travels Around Southern Africa tells his stories of journeys through Southern Africa in the last two years. This is Obie Oberholzer’s seventh book and it has been hailed as his magnum opus.
Round the Bend is a splendidly produced travelogue of 190 colour photos in 176 pages, mostly accompanied by zany stories of a number of journeys through South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Swaziland and Mozambique.
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© Obie Oberholzer Round The Bend
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© Obie Oberholzer Round The Bend
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© Obie Oberholzer Round The Bend
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© Obie Oberholzer Round The Bend
Beyond Bagamo 1998
Obie Oberholzer began this, his fourth major photographic odyssey, in Cape Town, on the 1st of April 1994. He meandered his way north, across plateaus and plains, through valleys and over mountains up along Africa’s eastern side. There were jungles to come and vast deserts and roads that were no longer roads. He traveled the byways through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritria and Sudan to Egypt (via Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel). In the parking lot near the Great Pyramids of Giza, he wiped the dust from his dashboard. The distance read 40,000 kilometres and the time said 9 months and twenty days. This is his story.
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© Obie Oberholzer Beyond Bagamo
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© Obie Oberholzer Beyond Bagamo
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© Obie Oberholzer Beyond Bagamo
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© Obie Oberholzer Dam Wall with Cactus – Zimbabwe
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© Obie Oberholzer Desert Road Near Terrace Bay Skeleton Coast Namibia
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© Obie Oberholzer Roermond
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© Obie Oberholzer Siwaoasis
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© Self portrait Obie Oberholzer 

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2019-10-13T09:09:06+00:00

Master of Light & Shadow│Paul Emsley

Artist Paul Emsley was born in Glasgow in 1947 and moved to South Africa in 1969.  He attended classes in Art & Design at Cape Technical College.  From 1983 – 1995 Emsley taught drawing at the Department of Creative Arts, at the University of Stellenbosch.  In 1996, he moved to England.
“I have always loved drawing. The dryness of the paper and the chalk demand precision and exactness. It quickly exposes one’s weaknesses and mistakes, leaving no room for cleverness or tricks. In my drawings, I try to emphasize the singularity and silence of the form. By a careful balancing of tones, I emphasise the way in which light and shade fall across the subject. By creating a settled half-light, I try to transform the existence of the object from the ordinary to something more profound.” Paul Emsley
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Artist Paul Emsly Rhino

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© Paul Emsley Gorilla. Chalk drawing. 102 x 99 cm.
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© Paul Emsley Elephant. Chalk drawing. 98 x 137 cm.
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© Paul Emsley Nelson Mandela. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 117 x 88.5 cm.
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© Paul Emsley White Rhinoceros. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 194 x 105 cm
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© Paul Emsley Wolf. Chalk drawing. 55.7 x 75.2 cm
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© Paul Emsley The Poet’s Garden. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 92 x 131.5 cm
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© Paul Emsley The Legend of the Willow. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 62 x 90.5 cm.
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© Paul Emsley Reclining figure. Chalk drawing
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© Paul Emsley William Kentridge, Black chalk and pencil drawing 91.5 x 105.5cm
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© Paul Emsley Recollection. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 98.5 x 63.5 cm.
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© Paul Emsley Cari. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 110.5 cm x 85 cm
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© Paul Emsley Self Portrait. Black chalk and pencil drawing. 60 x 51 cm

Public collections
National Portrait Gallery. London.
British Museum.
South African National Gallery.
Johannesburg Art Gallery.
University of the Witwatersrand.
University of Stellenbosch.
University of the Orange Free State.
William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.
Sasol Collection.
Sanlam Collection.
Northwestern University, Chicago.
 
Exhibitions (partial list)
2012
Woordfees Artist 2012, Retrospective Exhibition, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
2011
Solo Exhibition, Redfern Gallery
Masterpiece London
Joburg Art Fair
2010
Joburg Art Fair
Masterpiece London
Art London
London Art Fair
2009
London Art Fair.
Art London.
Johannesburg art Fair.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
2008
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Victoria Gallery Bath, Exhibition of BP Award Portrait.
Art London
Art Palm Beach
London Art Fair
 
http://www.brundyngonsalves.com/artists/paul-emsley/

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2019-10-13T11:03:33+00:00

Wall Decor│Paul Van Schalkwyk

The perfect wall decor by Paul van Schalkwyk a native of Namibia.  Paul was born in 1955, and in 1962, he took his first picture and instantly lost his heart to the mystical world of photography.   In 1964, Paul boarded a private plane for the first time which ultimately leads to his first solo flight in 2002. Since then he has logged more than 1000 hours in the sky in constant pursuit to capture, his interpretation, of that “god’s eye” view of the world.
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Paul van Schalkwyk Wondering Dunes 2

Paul has won more than 50 awards, both locally and internationally, for his work as photographer, cinematographer, director and writer. His photographs continuously published in various local and international publications that include National Geographic, Geo, Stern and Go magazine.

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Paul van Schalkwyk Black Velvet
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Paul van Schalkwyk Desert Storm

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Paul van Schalkwyk Green House Chinguar

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Paul van Schalkwyk Maasai Dance Amboselli

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Paul van Schalkwyk Maasai Village

 
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Paul van Schalkwyk Glow

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Paul van Schalkwyk Silver Dunes

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Paul van Schalkwyk Skeleton Coast Dunes

 
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Paul van Schalkwyk Wondering Dunes 2

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An exclusive collection of classic Paul van Schalkwyk Photography images is available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints.                           

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2019-10-13T11:44:10+00:00

African Art Decor│Artist Diane Victor

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© Fall-out Man Diane Victor
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© Diane Victor

In 1988, Victor became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Volkskas Atelier Award (now known as the Absa L’Atelier Award) which allowed her to experience the European art scene in France, England and Germany. The historical art and architecture had a huge visual impact on her art. But Victor always chose to stick with the imagery she knows and feels, that of the South African society.

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© Diane Victor
Victor is known for her provocative image which tends to get interpreted in the wrong way or evoke anger in the viewer. But Victor states that she wants her works to entice people out of their comfort zones and make them think about the things that upset them “She does not water down taboo content under ‘safe’ visual schemata for the sake of being more palatable or marketable,” writes Catherine Green, a writer for Art South Africa.
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© Diane Victor

Looking beyond the intense emotive qualities of Victor’s work, what remains a constant is the capacity of her style. Whether rendering her subjects in charcoal, or undertaking conceptually challenging embossing, Victor shows an accomplished skill and a meticulous sense for detail. She researches her ideas thoroughly and is able to communicate and express the emotional value of her works.

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© Extinguished Rhino II Diane Victor

Diane Victor is an artist of uncompromising directness but with a strange quietness in her nature who tackles pressing issues – personal and social violence to racial anxiety, corruption, gender inequality, economic exploitation and social commentary. Despite the criticism she has received over her career, she has become a renowned South African artist and printmaker. Her works have been used in high school curriculums and she has won numerous awards. She has exhibited widely within South Africa and overseas and her work can be seen in leading South African corporate, state and private collections as well as in international collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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© Diane Victor
Victor and her work is both paradox and dichotomy. One senses that she would be happy never to see or hear humans again and yet she is a dedicated university lecturer, teaching drawing and printmaking, at various South African institutions including the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, Open Window Academy, the University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg. There is no doubting the immeasurable impact of her style and her personality on her students. Victor says teaching allows her to experience different headspaces from an era that is not her own.
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© Diane Victor
Victor’s recent smoke drawings are a temperament shift her more heavy work of the late 1980s but she still expresses hatred towards civilisation and states that society has become domesticated and people have retreated into themselves to avoid reality. “I want to reinforce a response, preferably anger, not necessarily at me but at society,” she states. The smoke and ash drawings, sketched using smoke on paper or glass, explore subjects often overlooked and emphasises her interest in the fragility of human life and the damaging physical and psychological interactions between people that she wishes to record.
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© Diane Victor
The technique is in itself very fragile and a mere moth could ruin the drawing with its curiosity. “The people are seduced by the technical aspect of the work and in that way it lures the viewer in to look what the image is about.” states Victor. The black and white portraits of men and horses seem fragile in their nature but when one looks closer; the intensity of emotion is beautifully captured in its dust and sud.
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© Diane Victor

Excerpts taken from;  Marilyn de Freitas – To view more art by Diane Victor and read the article in its entirety, follow this link http://www.art.co.za/dianevictor/

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2019-10-11T13:30:29+00:00

South Africa’s Mikhael Subotzky

Mikhael Subotzky was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently based in Johannesburg. Subotzky’s most recent body of work, Beaufort West, has been published in book form by Chris Boot Publishers and was the subject of the exhibition, New Photography: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
 
Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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 Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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 Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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 Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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 Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West
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The next grouping of images were taken by Subotzky at South Africa’s notorious Pollsmoor Prison

 Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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 Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 

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  Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 

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Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke (The Four Corners) 
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2019-10-11T12:58:17+00:00