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Conrad Bo
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Conrad Bo Superstroke

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College / University
University of Johannesburg
Program / Degree
January 30, 1995
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am...
an artist living in Johannesburg South Africa.
About my artwork
I am working and promoting a concept called Superstroke. Where the focus is on texture and expresive even violent brush, pencil, charcoal stroke. Africa, war and political issues feature quite often in my work.
Artists I like
Picasso, Giacometti
Art, Tennis, Golf
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Anything by Vija Celmins
Centre of the artworld:
London, another city

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The 4 Elements of Superstroke

The 4 Elements of Superstroke

As most people who has been following the Superstroke Art Movement knows is that the manifesto written for Superstroke is as follows:

1. Paintings should be executed using expressive even violent brushstrokes on at least some part of the picture.

2. Should a photograph be used for a figurative painting, the objection should not be Photorealism, but Expressionism.

3. If mediums such as pen, pencil, etc are used,… Continue

Posted on November 21, 2009 at 20:21 — 1 Comment

Picassofication in Supertroke

Conrad Bo: Picassofication in Superstroke

Whenever I paint a stylized figure I usually use the term Picassofication. On numerous occations I have written about this concept. Picassofication is a term I have used even when I was still signing my art as Conrad Botha, and using the concept of Generalism to define my art.

Picassofication is self explanatory. It refers to paintings that are done using work from one of the greatest artist that ever lived, Pablo Picasso. The amount of… Continue

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 11:23

Dumile Feni

I again became interested in the work of Dumile Feni when an article about his art was publish in the same magazine that did a story about me.

I am a great fan of Dumile Feni's work and what more can be written about this great South African artist that has not been already said. I hope to publish a more in depth article, analyzing individual pictures of him, and provide some commentary.

For now the following brief history was published… Continue

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 8:45

Conrad Bo, Short description of my art and Superstroke

Conrad Bo

General background to my art

My paintings are mostly executed in a style, concept or movement called Superstroke. Superstroke as an idea or movement was conceived by me as a reaction to the impact that Superflat has on contemporary art today. Superflat is one of the few art movements started in the last decade, which is taking contemporary art forward. To understand Superstroke, the viewer must firstly be familiar with Picasso and Braque (Cubism, Picasso Style), Miro… Continue

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 5:18

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At 6:42 on June 2, 2011, dan adams said…
Thank you very much for your comments!
At 21:52 on February 15, 2011, dangerous ideas said…
Very provocative work and you've established an interesting and rigorous conceptual basis for it. Although I'm not much of one for manifestos and taking part in movements, I think what you're doing is fascinating!
At 4:31 on November 11, 2010, Charles Dunbar said…
Conrad, thanks for the friend invitation.
At 13:19 on October 18, 2010, Fisher Lena said…
Hi Conrad do you now in Johannesburg ? Thank's for comment !
At 23:12 on January 24, 2010, Ewa Olkuska Monsoon said…
Dear Bo, thank you for your comment!
Enjoy ur day!

I send you a huge dose of positive energy,:)
At 17:04 on January 23, 2010, Ratka Lugumerski said…
Thanks for the comment, I saw your works and it's obvious that we think the same way .. your work analyzes popular things, but you do not give up the struggle with matter and your feelings ...
At 18:35 on October 15, 2009, Elizabeth L. Nichols said…
Dear Conrad,
Liked your work, very emotional. I'm too cowgirl to understand alot about Picasso. But the waterbuffalo was my favorite.
At 5:45 on September 27, 2009, Anita Dielen said…
Thanks for your comment..
At 14:48 on September 4, 2009, Elan Primo Marsiglia said…
me gusta lo que haces
At 8:34 on September 4, 2009, Arya s.p said…
nice works


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