About the artist
My name is Wynand du Plessis and I want to thank you for taking the time to look around my online galleries and for your interest in my artworks.
I am a passionate photographer and used to focus exclusively on wildlife and landscape photography in Namibia (in Africa). My wife (Claudia) and I lived for over ten years in the Etosha National Park in Namibia where we worked as environmental researchers, and gained a deep understanding in, and love for, wild nature. We are now living in Germany, and I am expanding my photography and especially my photo art.
I draw my inspiration for creating photo art from being fascinated with the basic elements of art. My interpretation of "beauty in photography and visual art" can best be described by the fact that beauty is often subconsciously perceived through the underlining elements of art that are composed and arranged harmoniously and in balance. The subject matter is therefore often of lesser importance.
My artworks displayed here are therefore unique in that they are a visual reflection of my own interpretation of subjects & ideas.
I have always been inspired by the artworks of great impressionists, cubists & surrealists of old, as well as by modern contemporary digital fantasy & mystical painted art and photo art creations. I used to be a passionate painter as a kid, but turned to photography & the creation of art using computer effects & techniques. Digital image creation and manipulation have opened a world of visual possibilities that is endless in scope.
With my abstract photo art I aim to inspire people to look beyond the obvious and see something creative, unique, fascinating, thought provoking and new in everything they see and experience. To become more aware that everything has multiple layers in all aspects of existence, and unlimited hidden information to be discovered. Everything is connected to everything else in some ways, and human knowledge is still only a drop in the ocean of all that there is to know & experience.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+49 841 97061192) if you have any questions. If you like to get in contact by phone, please consider time zone differences as I am living in Germany. The best time to phone me is between 10h00 to 21h00 (German time).
Social media sharing
I am using Pinterest as the social media platform of choice and stopped using Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. However, my artworks can easily be shared to these other platforms as well from within Pinterest.