Artists: Egon Tania

Dutch born sculptor; Egon Tania moved to South Africa in 1983. In 1989 he completed a National Diploma in Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture at Pretoria Technikon. He has since held numerous solo exhibitions at various galleries in Europe, as well as South Africa. 

With his European roots, Tania's choice of Africa as his home has greatly influenced the way he sculpts. Although Egon has also cast in bronze, he primarily uses wood as medium for his sculptures, which are based on the human form, in a tradition of carving that is as old as humankind itself. While his primary techniques are based on traditional European wood carving, he acknowledges that he employs the equally skilful craftsmanship learned from African carvers. 

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