PORTRAITS IN HONOUR OF NELSON MANDELA
Nelson Mandela, an inspirational leader, world icon for peace, the father of democracy to many, and former president of South Africa has been immortalized in this collection as a tribute by photographic artists Martin and Samantha Osner. These portraits have skillfully created by combining photography with mixed media art techniques using salt crystal overlays, multilayers, and photomontages. As a tribute to a world leader, these fabulous artworks are printed on the highest quality fine art photographic paper in honour of a man who may never be forgotten.
Salt of the Earth
By Martin Osner | 60x63cm R 8900 | 90x93cm R 18900 | 110x114cm R32000
Inspired by the work of Vik Muniz (1996 "Sugar Children"), this portrait was created by Martin Osner, by overlaying salt crystals onto a charcoal image transfer. The thickness of the coarse sea salt has altered by the artist to bring out shadow and highlight depth in the portrait. Two paragraphs of Mandela's famous speech which he gave at the Rivonia trial where he was tried for treason, is inscribed below the print.
Watch this video to gain a better understanding of how and why this portrait of Mandela was created
The Truth of the Human Heart
By Samantha Lee Osner | 60x63cm R 6900 | 110x114cm R14900
An Incredible montage artwork by Samantha Lee Osner, inspired by a Nelson Mandela portrait entitled "Salt of the Earth" her father and mentor, Martin Osner, the concept behind this print had taken the artist about two years to develop.
Using subtle changes in tone on each of the blocks resembles the diversity and unity of the South African people. A portrait that reminds us of Mandela's vision where all people would be unified as a nation regardless of there skin colour or heritage. Where love, pride, and tolerance would prevail over hatred and segregation. Samantha took her time as she wanted to make sure that this tribute to Madiba would be one of significance.
"I felt like I wanted to create an artwork that represents our South African nation as unified within a rich cultural heritage and diversity. A piece of art that would reflect on Mr Mandela's dream to unify the diverse heritage of a nation that would go on to inspire and enlighten the world about the truth of the human spirit."
By Martin Osner | 57x80cm R 18900 | 86x120cm R 29900
An exciting artwork made up two faces of the same person. The profile of the left is calm the one of the right-hand side is seen frustrated. When the faces have been creatively overlapped to reveal an impression of Nelson Mandela's face, this print depicts the emotions of what Mandela would have gone through during his life. One of contentment in his calling to reunite a nation and the other of frustration due to challenges he endured.
Mandela the Boxer
By Martin Osner | 58 x 84cm R12900
After all, is said and done, time will be the judge of these peoples success and failures. When generations move on, are these leaders going to look back with pride on their legacy? Or are their families and friends going to wish their faces were rather ripped off the walls and hidden in shame? A disgraced Faceless Society.
Leaders of society can learn from the life of Nelson Mandela. Posters of him are iconic and reflect the essence of his incredible life. Imagine if all leaders achieved such legacy, the world would be a different place today.
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