Johan Bekker

Johan has worked as an artist in South Africa and the United Kingdom before moving to New Zealand eight years ago. Johan now calls New Zealand home. As a New Zealand based artist, Johan focuses on both the local and the Australian markets. Johan always saw himself as a painter and colourist, but over time he began to dabble in other mediums such as sculpture and hand-formed vessels which have become an important part of his repertoire. Johan found clay and the endless creativity it offers so addictive that this medium now has become his preferred one. Johan finds the three-dimensional, hands-on challenge clay offers along with the versatility of form, technique, and colouring endlessly inspiring. Johan strives to imprint his own style and technique on his work yet allowing the clay’s nature to partake in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways...