About David Brave
"Creativity takes courage."
~ Henri Matisse
David Brave is a Nom du Brasse for artist Jandré Venter. Growing up with a father as an art educator, he particularly admired his dad's boldness in approaching the canvas without hesitation.
The artist identifies with the biblical David's creativity, but never considered himself a warrior. A successful fundraiser art exhibition served as a stepping stone in fulfilling his vision as a producing artist.
The first David Brave Solo Exhibition was held in 2017 and is called "Hidden Horizons" - a series of semi-abstract South African landscapes celebrating obscure places that exist regardless of recognition.
A second series called #FindMe was created for the Freedom in Art initiative in support of Human Trafficking Awareness in Cape Town in 2018. The medium of 'found maps' spoke to the concept of location, while acrylics on paper as a medium reflects the ephemeral nature of humanity.
The latest solo exhibition took place in December 2020. A series of abstract landscapes entitled Twenty - reflecting on the positive impact that 2020 had despite so many challenges and dissapointments. A selection of these works are still available for sale.
Human kind was made in the image of the Creator. Each and everyone on earth, by default, has the capacity for phenomenal creativity. Why do people hesitate, fail to step out? David Brave serves as a simple, ever present reminder that success favours the courageous.
"Eventually I am becoming David. I am extending my horizons, I am learning to breath again, to step out of obscurity and perhaps inspire others to do the same." ~ www.davidbrave.com