Gordon Munro

Born 1992 East London STUDIED : 2011 – 2013 understudy to artist Paul Munro Formal training in painting SUMMARY BIOGRAPHY: Gordon attended Beaconhurst Primary school, and after moving to Port Elizabeth, Sunridge Primary and matriculated at Westering High School. He spent the next two and half years as understudy to artist, Paul Munro, receiving training in landscape and figure studies. Gordon started painting professionally on 22 July 2013. He sold everything he produced to Johannesburg based Art Dealers, Contact Art. Gordon is a keen rock climber and surfer. He spends most of his time climbing in mountains around South Africa and captures visual images which he reproduces on the canvas. He enjoys this “magical process” as he calls it, where a blank canvas is transformed into a visual image. This image represents a visual moment in Gordon’s life, a moment that Gordon says he can‘t express in words His paintings are expressed in small, intimate, carefully controlled brush strokes. Compositionally well balanced, excellent unity and subtle rhythms. All executed in soft hues. He is obsessed with achieving an accurate representation of his subject, striving to capture every detail. EXHIBITIONS: Participated in many group exhibitions throughout South Africa 2016 first solo exhibition. Munro Gallery . Port Elizabeth PUBLIC COLLEÇTIONS. Mayoral parlour. Port Elizabeth Gordon has been a keen sportsman. Has achieved Provincial colours in full contact kickboxing,completed numerous open water diving courses and became a rescue diver. He enjoys surfing and has crossed the dangerous line into free solo rock climbing He lives in Port Elizabeth , South Africa

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