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Thursday, June 26, 2014


(Stefan Hofmeyr, "Flowering Thoughts", mixed media on canvas)

artSPACE durban will present Kárriktər, an exhibition by Stéfan Hofmeyr and Lothar Böttcher which opens in the Main Gallery on June 30

Kárriktər (phonetic for character) is the title of Stéfan Hofmeyr’s and Lothar Böttcher’s first exhibition at artSPACE durban. The word refers to the mental and moral qualities of a person (the portraits of the people Hofmeyr paints) as well as how people display their own characters.

“Those imperfections that are beautiful and unique to a person or object, these are the things that inspire our lives and our art. We would much rather invest time in someone living an extraordinary life than someone who has a perfectly balanced life with everything in congruence,” explains Hofmeyr. “Together with a friend and fellow artist, Lothar Böttcher, we explore 'character' and will present our findings in the form of art in our various media: on doors, cargo palettes, and other up-cycled material.”

Kárriktər opens on June 30 at 18h30 and runs until July 5. There will be another 'opening' for this show on July 2 at 18h30.

artSPACE durban is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit or