The next meeting of the North Coast Artists group will take place on February 11 in Virginia, Durban and features a demonstration by Dane Stops.
Stops is a multi-disciplinary artist, capturing the elements of realism and stylization. He is based in Durban and is a lecturer in the graphic design department at Durban University of Technology and is a master graffiti artist and master of figure drawing. He has recently submitted for a Master’s Degree which revolves around representations of the nude figure, for which he is awaiting results.
For his work, he enjoys accurate representation with an element of ‘chaos’. In this way there is a balance between the controlled and uncontrolled mark. Stops works with various media, from traditional drawing tools such as pencils and pens, to paint such as acrylic and spray paint. He feels that drawing is one of the most important tools for an artist, as it creates a foundation for the visual language employed through the chosen medium.
Working with a range of media has allowed various, extreme scales to be explored from 4m high figures to miniature 3cm drawings. Stops has taken part in a number of group exhibitions and done live art at various events. He has been an active contributor to the Durban Mural and Graffiti scene for over a decade. The work he makes has various influences, from painting graffiti to figurative subject matter such as people and birds.
The chairperson of the Ballito Photo Club, Bevin Spoors will also give a short talk and video presentation at the meeting which will take place on February 11 from 09h00 to 12 noon at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Hall, 2 Newport Avenue, Virginia. (Entrance just after Danville High School)
For more information, contact North Coast Artists president, Wendy Fundudis, on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 032 946 3771 / 084 7511432