Grant Oxche

Grant Oxche was born in Cape Town in 1977 and studied Graphic Design at the Cape College. He has been full-time with the African Portrait since its inception. The reason Grant chooses African portraits as his subject matter, is because for him they represent a deeper sense of hurt and sorrow because of past apartheid in South Africa. Human sadness is also significant to him because he feels that he can relate to it because of experiences in his life. His paintings show an interest of light and colour which is why he was influenced by artists such as Vermeer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Turner, van Gogh and Monet. He is influenced by the principles of Chiaroscuro because it gives the paintings a greater emotional intensity.

For him the utmost important thing is to capture the essence of a human being in his paintings. He feels that his paintings must transcend just being a picture and become something more than that. He wants his subjects to seem alive and breathing. This is why he pays particular attention to the eyes in a portrait, because it is the eyes that are the window to the soul, which must have a fire of life in them to show that the subject is alive.

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African Woman

African Woman: Charcoal 70x100cm


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Bargy

Oil on Canvas: 90 X 130cm


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Bargy

Oil on Canvas: 90x130cm


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Dogon Elder

Oil on Canvas: 75 X 90cm


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Hamer Girl

Oil on Canvas: 75 X 75cm


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Hamer Woman

Oil on Canvas: 75 X 75cm


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Himba

Oil on Canvas: 90 X 70cm


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Himba

Oil on Canvas: 60x90cm


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Kenja Beauty

Oil on Canvas: 80x100cm


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Korongo Warrior

Pastel: 70x100cm


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Madiba

Oil on Canvas: 60 X 90cm


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Madiba

Madiba: Pastel 70x100cm


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Mali Elder

Oil on Canvas; 60X 90cm


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Mali Girl

Oil on Canvas; 50 X 80cm


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Masai

Masai: Oil on Canvas (framed)


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Masai Boy

Oil on Canvas: 95x100cm


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Masai Maiden

Oil on Canvas: 75 X 90cm


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Masai Warrior

Oil on Canvas: 80 X 130cm


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Mystery

Oil on Canvas: 75 x 90cm


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Peuel Shepherdess

Oil on Canvas:80 X 55cm


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Peul Beauty

Oil on Canvas: 70 X 110cm


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Pride

Oil on Canvas: 80 X 80cm


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Samburu

Oil on Canvas: 70 X 55cm


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Samburu Bride

Oil on Canvas: 90 X 120cm


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