Pieter Keeve

Pieter Keeve

I am a mixed media artist from a town called Kroonstad in South Africa. I am fascinated with complexity in Nature and Culture around me. I like to open up things to reveal the complexity inside. When I was a kid I use to open up old radios to show the electronic components inside. I use to exhibit the open-up radios on my wall as artworks. Now that I am older I try to do the same with the Concepts in our Society.

Most people today are more aware of consumer products than nature. That’s why I combine the consumer products with found objects from nature, to put both on the same level. To make people aware of nature also. And to show that nature has the same rights as the consumer products. I also co-create with nature in a way that I leave consumer products outside exposed to the elements of nature. The rusted pieces of metal I use is a good example of how nature co-create with me to produce a found object that I can use in my artworks. In that way the consumer found object also become more like nature and on the same level of nature. The rusted piece of metal turn brown like the ground and trees. When I do use paint, I use eco-friendly paint with no strong chemical smells that can harm nature and people. I use paint and low energy color lights as a way to focus attention to nature and in a symbolic way to label the found objects. For me red is symbolic for humans, blue is symbolic for machines, green is symbolic for nature and yellow is symbolic for culture.

All works by Pieter Keeve (30 pictures)

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