Paul
Blomkamp

Born 1949, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Paul Blomkamp seeks to paint the invisible. At age ten Blomkamp’s’s hero was Paul Klee. Not so much because of his beautiful paintings but because of a few simple words he said: “I am here to make the invisible visible”. His paintings are about energy, invisible energy which he sees move and sparkle around him, just as surely as he sees the sun dancing on the surface of the sea. 

Blomkamp says: “There are no words to describe the invisible I see. There is just the painting. I paint in a sacred place. A place free from race or culture. Free from religion or philosophy. A place free from any definition of who I am. I paint in the ‘clouds of unknowing’, as an old 14th century monk said, ‘when you are in the clouds of unknowing then everything is illuminated”.

Although primarily a painter, Paul Blomkamp also became fascinated with the art of stained glass window making in his early twenties. Disregarding the traditional methods used, he interpreted this medium in his designs as coloured light. This led to him being awarded a number of stained glass commissions however he now concentrates exclusively on his painting. 

Exhibitions: 

1977    Collectors Gallery, Johannesburg       Solo show

 

1986    Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg        Solo show - “State of the Heads”

 

1989    Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg        Solo show - “Scintillating Fields”

 

1992    Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg        Solo show - “Out of the Dark”

 

1995    Gallery On The Square, Sandton        Group show - “Landscapes”

 

1998    Gallery On The Square, Sandton        Solo show - “The Wild Frontier”

 

1999    Gallery On The Square, Sandton        Solo show - “50/100 images of South Africa”

 

2003    Gallery On The Square, Sandton        Group show (28th June – 12th July 2003) 

Collections 

ABSA bank

Anglovaal

Gencor

IBM

Investec

Metropolitan Life

Times Media

Rand Merchant Bank

Sasol

Swiss Re Insurance

Telkom

J Walter Thompson

Civic Centre, Germiston

Nico Malan Theatre, Cape Town

Stanlib

AECI

Protea Hotel – Melrose Arch

3M

Samancor

African Life Assurance

Maasmart

Bidvest

China Construction Bank

Numerous private collections around the world.

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