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Verster

Verster was born in Johannesburg and studied at the Camberwell School of Art and Reading University. He lives and works in Durban.

Verster is of the opinion that everyone from the beginning of time, has taken someone else's ideas and made them their own.  One of the great pleasures of looking for ideas he says is to track an idea from today back to see when and where it was born. The secret he says is to make the new version seem like the original and the original like a copy.

“In my work I quote from myself – often from previous works and from material I've gathered squirrel-like, stored in drawers and boxes, in photographs and on disc, and mostly in piles on the floor and on tables and chairs and on every other flattish surface round the house and studio. I have an archeologist's instinct for where a particular something is hidden, but when I am searching, I come across something else that starts off another train of thought. And it is these serendipitous discoveries that point me in directions I'd not planned.”



Basket vase,
Mixed media on board, 40 x 30cm, 1997
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