Artist: Gerard Sekoto (1913 – 1993)
Nationality: South African
Style: Social Realism
Genre: Genre Painting
Media: Oil on Board and Canvas
Sekoto always commented on how he enjoyed, and also was intrigued by, studying and observing people – often making quick sketches to use as reference in his paintings which would then be composed from memory. He seems to have had an instinctive ability to simplify and compose works that have a strong structural quality, while at the same time managing to express the mood with his unique use of a harmonious blend of strong, almost primary, colours.