Theo Willemse

Theo Willemse

Theo Willemse
The art of Theo Willemse gives free rein to his audience’s imagination. His serene, organic sculptures and paintings invite contemplation of dramas in abstract stylized anatomy – human, tree and animal. His artwork and design attain a high degree of finish utilizing an array of materials to express his narrations in layered monochromatic forms. Born in Amsterdam, Holland, Theo currently resides in Toronto. Education1969–71 Central Technical Secondary School, Toronto, Fine Arts program. Sculpture Master: Wyndham Lawrence. Experience1971–72   Apprentice to William McElcheran, Toronto sculptor 1978         Lost wax bronze casting at Artcast Fine Art Casting, Georgetown,  ON 1979–80   Technical Assistant to Leslie Moore, University of Western Ontario, London, ON Development and construction of Museum of Indian Archaeology, permanent exhibition gallery1984–85    Instructor in sculpture, Koffler Centre, North York, ON Solo Exhibitions1977    Gallery House Sol, Georgetown, ON1981    Merton Gallery, Toronto, ON1982    Gallery House Sol, in conjunction with George Hawkin1987    Koffler Gallery, North York, ON1989    391 Berkley Street, Toronto, ON1990    20 Maud Studio Exhibition, Toronto, ON1991    Willemse/Kearns Exhibition, with Gertrude Kearns, Toronto, ON2005    Gallery Contempra, Toronto, ON2011    Spazio Dell’Arte Gallery, Toronto, ON Group Exhibitions1971   Gallery House Sol, Georgetown, ON1972   Oakville Public Library, Oakville, ON1979   Merton Gallery, Toronto, ON1983   Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON1984   Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON1992   Canadian Centre of Art and Design, Toronto, ON1993   Genereux Grunwald Gallery, Toronto, ON 2004   Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON2005   Contor Gallery, Toronto, ON CollectionsGoodman and Goodman, Toronto, ONCoutts, Crane, and Ingram, Toronto, ONCity Core Developments Ltd., Toronto, ONRuss Pet Investments Ltd., Toronto, ONFarano, Green, and Branf, Toronto, ONKearns and Mancini, Architects, Toronto, ONThe Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, ON CommissionsBocca Restaurant, Toronto, OntarioKearns and Mancini, Architects, Toronto, ONCara Operations for In Flight Food Services, USASculptural National Ballet Company Yearbook ‘92/93Sculpture Alexander Wilson Memorial Garden, Toronto, ON Exhibitions in Commercial VenuesBocca, Toronto, ONLipton’s, Toronto, ONParrot Express, Toronto, ONNorman Rogul Furs, TorontoCibo, TorontoHauer, Inc., TorontoIra Berg, TorontoJuin, TorontoThe Design Yard, Dublin, IrelandChapters The Mantle Series TorontoArt used on film set – Caveman ValentineArchive Inc., TorontoPeter Pan, Toronto Private CollectionsSculpture and paintings in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, London, UK
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Artist

Artwork

Muse - Torso
Theo Willemse

Muse - Torso

sculpture

26 x 8.50 in

On The Move
Theo Willemse

On The Move

acrylic on gesso archival paper

22 x 30 in

Vessel #2, 2018
Theo Willemse

Vessel #2, 2018

bronze

9.50 x 8.50 x 9 in

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