KunstHouse Exhibition 2010


Wednesday 20 January 2010 at 19:00h

The exhibition will be opened by media personality Natalie Becker

Due to limited space please RSVP by latest Monday 18 January 2010.

Master of many diverse media, ranging from wood sculptures, and oil painting to Nickel plated steel worlds,
Uwe's work has had impressive media coverage, both locally and internationally.

Heavy metal entwines with the filigree of dreams in the work that teases the onlooker with its
unavoidable presence, beautifully tactile yet whispering of mischief driven philosophy 

Uwe Pfaff was born in 1947 in Rye, Denmark and grew up in Germany, and arrived in South Africa in 1970. 

After a year spent in Klerksdorp he moved to Cape Town where he had a succession of diverse jobs.
In 1975 Uwe took painting and sculpture classes at the Cape Town Art Centre, a year later holding his first solo exhibition.
Uwe then took sculpture and etching classes at the Ruth Prowse School of Art and Design.
In 1979 he presented his work, in the forms of sculpture and etchings at the Cape Town Biennale. 

Prolific and highly publicized, Uwe caught the media eye from many angles for over a decade with solo
and combined exhibitions, and by his contribution to the Cape Town Triennial 1982. 

As a finalist in the prestigious 2004 Brett Kebble Art Awards, Pfaff proved that time need not leave a rust layer on the pure metal of creativity.
Many artists become expert at a tangent of their creativity, but the formula that works becomes the Monkey Paw in the Bottle of their own growth.

Whilst critics strain the adjectives to describe the spirit made metal creations ,the Circus Master Pfaff
introduces further images into the ever shifting equation that will never become formulaic the concept of the steel singing heads,
whereby the sculpture is not simply an inert conversation piece, but can come alive with tonal joy when struck.

The Pfaff phenomenon is the realization of the unconscious life in the everyday.

It is with humility that Uwe states, "I dare say I do dream, I cannot wait to hit the pillow every night,
it is almost like going overseas or into space. Other worlds await me, and waking up I remain attached to the dream like chewing gum to gums."

The amalgamation of the elemental with the emotional ensures longevity to a work that can be
shared and cherished by both the playful and serious aspects of any audience.

cell: 076 1589 463
Email: uwepfaff@mweb.co.za

The exhibition was opened by Natalie Becker.