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De Villiers, Zerk

Zerk was born in 1958 in Welkom in the Free State.  After matriculating at Welkom Goudveld High he studied Fine Arts at the University of the Orange Free State under Leon du Bliquy.

In 1989 Zerk started his own teaching and fulltime studio in Bloemfontein after working in diverse fields as exhibition artist and product promoter at Stellenbosch Farmers Winery and Musgrave Arms.  He was also senior scenic décor painter at PACOFS.  He exhibited regularly at Decorex and was featured in various publications and television programs.

Zerk de Villiers has had numerous solo exhibitions and has taken part in many group and invitational exhibitions over a period of more than twenty years.  He has works in private and public collections in SA, USA, Canada and New Zealand.  

His work in acrylics, oils and various graphic media is filled with rich colour, texture and a luminous play of light.

This personal journey of self-discovery, filled with symbolism and mystery is opened to the viewer by realism and symbols.  It transcends perceived reality.  Emotional revelation is carried through by reality-based visual images.

This inward looking to the invisible, throught the classical medium of painting, brings the viewer to the crossroads of spirtual and physical common ground that binds and links all humans in a universal consciousness. 

Zerk's paintings act as a personal epocalypse "a mirror" of perceived memories and dreams in which the viewer may recognize something of themselves and their own lives.  These images as messengers, carry a metamorphosis of forgotten memories and lost dreams