Andre Vanne



ANDRE VANNE – ARTIST STATEMENT

Andre was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1949.
The only son of a photographer, he spent his early years training with his father and became a professional photographer, working in South Africa and London.

Having developed a keen eye for line and form he turned his hand to wood carving and founded the internationally famous Feathers studios and galleries.
Feathers galleries spread to America and Europe, taking Andre’s unique
style into collections around the globe.

Wanting to express himself more freely, he left the discipline, of
timber and turned his hand to bronze.

Andre migrated to Australia in 2000 and settled in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, where he continues to create bronzes and mixed media sculpture
in collaboration with his wife, Catherine.

Being an accomplished painter, Catherine sees to the patination of
Andre’s bronzes and the painting of his mixed media pieces.

Their work is available in Vic, NSW, QLD and here at Boranup Gallery.

WOZOS

WOZOS have evolved out of years of studying and carving birds, light hearted caricatures of real birds and some purely fantastical. The name derives from the French “oiseau”, meaning bird and has been suitably Australianised. The team that creates these extraordinary little works of art consists of Andre Vanne, his partner Catherine and daughter Lara.

They are made individually using timber that would normally be wasted.
Butt ends, branch wood and other pieces not suitable for furniture manufacture. Therein lies their beauty.
The fine finish achieved brings to life the magical whorls of grain and depth of
Fiddle back not usually seen in commercial grade timber. The heads are sculptured in wax and then hand cast in moulds using reconstituted marble. They are bonded to the bodies and painted in the finest artist’s oils to achieve the translucency found only in this medium. Finally each WOZO is finished with a durable lacquer, before being signed individually by the artist.

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Title : Willy Wagtails

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Size : Approx 18cm x 16cm x 9cm ea

Price : $179.00ea

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Title : Jabiru

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Jarrah & marble composite

Size : 62cm (t) x 25cm (w)

Price : $265.00ea

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Title : Sandpipers

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Toucans

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Silver Gull

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Stormboy & Ogden

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $229ea

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Title : Oman, Farrah & Anouk

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $265.00 - $315.00 ea

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Title : Sulphur crest cockatoo

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Magpies

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Kiwi

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Red cheeked parrot

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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Title : Kingfisher

Artist : Andre Vanne

Medium : Wood & marble composite

Price : $225ea

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