James Willebrant

  (b.1950)

James Willebrant’s style has been variously described as Surreal, Naïve, Pop-Art and even Existentialist but no label can adequately encompass or define the subtleties of this artist’s unique work…He paints the Australian landscape and captures its amazing light…He celebrates popular Australian culture…He paints the Human Being in this landscape and as we look at his everyman-everywoman figures caught in a particular moment of Being we are brought back to some deep personal recognition, emotion or memory. Such a response needs no label, no critical thesis. It just is the essence of Good Art.

It provokes, it stimulates, it celebrates and it intimates something about our essence, which is beyond words.

“With my sharply defined style I aim to not only capture something about the Australian experience of ‘landscape’ but to also explore how our intense antipodean light illuminates and dominates that whole experience”

Willebrant’s work is part of some of the world’s major art collections including the Qantas Collection, The Australia -Japan Trade Commision, NGV, AGNSW,  QAG, Parliament House, National Bank Collection, Artbank, the Commonwealth Bank Collection (Syd), BHP Collection, Tokyo National Bank, Deutche Bank Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australian Embassy (Tokyo), Telstra International, The Australian Stock Exhange (Syd), the E;izabthan Theatre Trust (Syd) as well as several Australian regional galleries and universities.

KAB Gallery is proud to represent James Willebrant and welcomes all enquiries direct to the gallery. Contact the team today on 1300 78 7773 or [email protected]