Philip Willem Badenhorst

Philip Willem Badenhorst is well known for his rich impasto,

colourful and expressionistic oil paintings. He uses human figures, surrounded by flowers, foliage, bouquets, dark forests and water. Although the artist’s work is not devoid of social realities, the viewer enters his inner-world with the leitmotif being the artist’s own history, his own fears and life. The viewer is seduced by the surface of the paintings and discovers layers of content beyond the more obvious qualities, for example the disarming sense of vulnerability that creates an almost uneasy sense of voyeurism.

Badenhorst’s career as a painter includes almost forty solo exhibitions and he has participated in nearly one hundred group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad since 1981.