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Anneke Bester

Anneke Bester is a South African born artist who now considers New Zealand her home country. She not only exhibits in New Zealand but also regularly in Portugal and Dubai. Her body of work is a combination of one-off delicately cast bronze sculptures as well as editioned works. See more by clicking above bio.

 

 


Anneke Bester

Anneke’s work focuses on celebrating Femininity in all its aspects. She sculpts gorgeous female forms in various poses. She sees the female in its internal beauty and its core driving force that only a female sculptor can explore to its full extent.

Being pro femininity, Anneke toys with the line between sensual and sexual., but she doesn’t see the female form as "an object" but as "a vessel of female energy" that can be exuded in various forms and applications.


Anneke honed her sculpting skill while working as sculptor and props sculptor on Movies including “The Hobbit”, Narnia’s “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and many more. Her Public Arts works can be seen in the Hamilton Gardens; the Alice in Wonderland display being one.
 
Anneke is exploring her African roots with thin tall figures. She celebrates the human form in highly expressive poses telling the story of each piece with strong movement. Her focus on her own femininity and how to express it, shows in her female forms while she explores the suggestive nature of hiding the form or partially hiding it. The cloaked figures speak of her experiences whilst living in the Middle East and explores the perception of others as well as herself when it comes to being covered up and what that means to us. The fabric that cover these pieces in some instances become the structure to keep these figures up; becoming what they lean on and their grounding.

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