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CORNELIUS BOSCH (1956-2011) is at peace with his Saviour. He is comfortable in his own skin and content with life. He loved people and colour and it is proven by his hospitality and cooking experiments. The fact that he loved life makes his disappearance hard to believe.
Bosch’s lively interpretation of life is visible in galleries and private collections all over the world. Cornelius was born in 1956 and studied at the Technicon of Pretoria. He worked as a freelance graphic artist for a few years and decided to make painting his career, which he has been doing for the past 20 years.
His name is linked to expressionistic art work of flowers. This artist also has a reputation for dramatic landscapes.
As a true South African artist, Cornelius gets his inspiration from his country and its history.
“I am always intrigued by developing new techniques and styles” says this professional painter. Bosch’s work is indeed varied. It includes vibrantly dramatic bowls of flowers, classical landscapes, interpretive impressionist renditions of both of these. Throughout however, Bosch embraces warmth and texture and his play with multiple layers of translucent colour and the effect of light is highly individual. This artist is indeed able to vary his work between intricate detail and bold expression.
According to this artist South African art is in a new phase following public awareness of culture in general: ballet, theatre, art openings and expos. People appreciate and want to buy art, to be surrounded by works that they enjoy.
He relishes the embracing of so many styles and he has recently started with a more abstract range, plus works in coloured glass. He has also made beautiful furniture. Bosch can be prolific but is highly disciplined. He works from 09h00 to the evening of every week-day, treating his art as a professional undertaking. He says: “You have to be constant and you have to provide high quality work. After so many years I’ve developed a track record and my work has stood the test of time; every other type of recognition comes second”.
It is this perseverance and dedication that has made a Bosch painting a highly desirable object for collectors and investors alike.