"The whole world is a canvas, we're just walking in it."
Werner Bronkhorst is a self-taught contemporary artist based in Australia. He is recognized for his distinctive style, which involves combining abstract sculptural backgrounds with hyper-realistic paintings of miniature people. Werner has developed a unique gestural technique to create these pieces, and the result is a series of visually stunning works that explore the relationship between the small and the large, the real and the abstract.
Werner see us all as tiny people in a big abstract world. This perspective informs the two forms of art that he creates: colourful, dynamic, abstract backgrounds paired with miniature, realistic paintings of people engaging in various humanly activities such as walking, surfing, skiing, sunbathing, and sailing.
Previously working as a self-employed bespoke furniture designer and craftsman, Werner also has a deep appreciation for the beauty and power of raw materials. Werner's use of leftover building materials as the foundation for his pieces creates art that is both beautiful and thought-provoking. Through his art, he strives to inspire others to see the world in new and exciting ways. Whether you're an art lover or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of people doing what people do, Werner's art is sure to captivate and inspire you.
Werner and his partner Charli are also a young couple who have become parents at an earlier stage in their lives than they may have anticipated. Despite any initial surprise, they are both thrilled and proud to be raising their daughter, Florence. They are excited to take on the challenges and joys of parenthood in the modern world - especially now that they are launching themselves into owning multiple small businesses. In addition to his parenting journey, Werner's creative pursuits have also been influenced by his experiences as a young father. He incorporates the idea of viewing the world from Florence's small perspective into his artworks. Her birth has inspired him to further explore the concept of a tiny person navigating a large and abstract world, both in his life and in his art.