Cape Town's Rembrandt
Grant Oxche specialises in portraits in his inimitable style, which is influenced by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the principles of Chiaroscuro.
Born in the Cape Flats, Grant studied Graphic Design at The Cape College and was later drawn to portraiture. He mainly chooses African portraits as his subject because, to him, they represent a deeper sense of hurt and sorrow born from apartheid and other forms of institutionalised oppression.
Grant aspires to capture the essence of a human being in his paintings; he wants his subjects to seem alive and breathing, and pays particular attention to the eyes – the windows to the soul.
Grant is working exclusively for The African Portrait Art Gallery and has gained local, national and international exposure for his work.
The Village Vibes Art Exhibition will be on show at Joon, 40 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, from 12 - 14 April 2019. Pop in during the festival, or during Joon's opening hours, to see Grant's work up close.
Tickets for Village Vibes available at Quicket.