Just the Head Just the head! – 2016

Oil on canvas – 83.5 x 60cm



MA (SCA) BA (Wits)
Painter, sculptor, installation, assemblage, collage, drawing and photography

South African born, Victor Gordon has exhibited his art in Australia since 1987. Primarily a painter and sculptor, he also creates installation, assemblages, collages, drawings and photographs. His wide ranging concerns and techniques offer uncompromising, refreshingly unique and often quirky and challenging artistic statements.Socially aware he considers himself an engaged artist.

His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of South Africa in Cape Town, the South African Constitution Court Collection in Johannesburg, the University of South Africa (Unisa) in Tshwane/Pretoria as well as the Ifa Lethu Collection, also based in Tshwane/ Pretoria.

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