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Gordon Render

I graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town a long time ago, majoring in painting and photography. I worked as photographer then moved to cinematography. I spent many years shooting many different things, ranging from feature films and television to commercials and corporate videos.

I also spent time writing for the screen and television. I had loads of failures and a good few successes: that is the nature of the screen-writing 'beast'.

About eight years ago I realised that my last painting exhibition was in 1978 in Cape Town and that I hadn't made a picture of any description since! I decided to do something about that and picked up where I'd left off. I have been making art again since then...

I have spent time interpreting my reactions to photographs that have meant a lot to me and visualising those reactions. Many of these photographs are truly iconic images, images that have become part of of our cultural heritage. Others are by photographers who have affected the way I look at the world - photographic artists who I admire and to whom I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude for their ability to look at, and capture, things in a way that informs and enlightens me and anyone else who sees their work.

Other work is either influenced by or based on my own photography.

181 Wimbledon Park Road
SW18 5RH

website: https://www.gordonrender.com

email: gordon.render@gmail.com

telephone: 07824 371 291

Artforms:

Ceramics Digital Drawing Glass Giclee Installation Jewellery Mixed Media

Mosaics Painting Performance Photography Prints Sculpture Textiles Video