Hennie Niemann Jnr
Born in 1972 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Lives and works in Onrusrivier, Western Cape, South Africa.
Hennie Niemann Jnr is a painter who predominantly works in oil on canvas. His mastery of the medium and the subsequent development of his unique style is grounded in the rigorous tuition received from his artist father, Hennie Niemann Snr and the late iconic South African painter and family friend, Gregoire Boonzaier. Niemann Jnr started out experimenting with the Fauvist aesthetic and was greatly influenced by artists such as Pablo Picasso and South African painters, Walter Battiss and Maurice van Essche. His early expressive paintings were characterised by bold, confident brushstrokes complemented by a rich impasto technique. Niemann Jnr’s style has progressively gravitated towards greater abstraction, not in its purest form, but rendered in a fragmented style comprising angular, hard-edged forms, restructured to capture the disposition of complex compositions. His current fascination with the energy, rhythm, and harmony of dance has been at the forefront of his development in recent years. He has had solo exhibitions in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, and London, UK among other locations.
Hennie Niemann Jnr, 'Dance, dance, dance', 2014, Oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, Courtesy of Johans Borman Fine Art

Artists 2015