Swain Hoogervorst - Elle Decoration's local inspiration of the week

Currently busy researching our Art issue, the DECO team has discovered a vast amount of inspiration and we’d like to start by sharing the South African artist Swain Hoogervorst. With his dreamy poolside scenes, he’s captured our imagination, making him our local inspiration of the week.

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Fashion piece Oil on canvas 40 x 30cm 2013 by Swain Hoogervorst

From Cape Town’s Eastside Studios where he lives and works, Swain has been painting full-time since 2012. In his relatively short career to date, Swain has already exhibited in a variety of group shows locally and abroad. His first solo exhibition, called Inside Out, was hosted in April 2014 at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town.

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Jades’ Place, light and shade Oil on Paper 38 x 38cm 2014 by Swain Hoogervorst

His paintings have grown out of an interest in colour. Using photographs as a starting point allows him to experiment technically.

 Central american dream p64 Oil on canvas paper 39 x 31cm 2014 by Swain Hoogen

Central american dream p64 Oil on canvas paper 39 x 31cm 2014 by Swain Hoogervorst

We’ll certainly be following his career closely and can’t wait to see what his next creative ventures will produce. For more information, visit Swain Hoogervorst’s website.


Information and images courtesy of swainhoogervorst.com.

Compiled by Sanri Pienaar.