Alexis Bester Art Gallery

About The Artist

Alexis Bester is an artist from the Western Cape in South Africa. He lives near Tulbagh at the foot of the Witzenberg Mountains on his family's farm where he also has his own studio. He started working as a cartographer, then Flying instructor before becoming a full-time artist.

His work portrays naive surrealism in a colourfull and simplistic way, with the use of shadows and bright colours and landscape scenes. Alexis also does work depicting the 1920's in an idealistic presentation of that period with subtle surrealistic suggestions portrayed in deep shadows and autumn colouring.

His art focus on the positive representation of how life can be rather than the negative.
The artist preferes to look at life through the eyes of the child within.

His work are for sale at the following galleries:

  • Robertson Art Gallery in Robertson

  • Alice Art Galleries, Roodepoort and Hartebeespoort

  • Alexis Bester Art Gallery, Boontjiesrivier, Tulbagh



Highveld eye Hospital

Herdenking van die
– Boereoorlog Museum

Alexis features on the TV3 program,
Pasella, on 29 July 2009.


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