Sunday, May 8, 2016

We've moved!

Originals Gallery has moved to its new and bigger premises at 12 Harbour Road and is now part of the buzzing ArtHub of Hermanus
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 10h00 - 17h00
Saturday 10h00 - 15h00
Sunday 10H00 - 15h00

Contact Terry 083 259 8869

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nguni studies on old envelopes

 “Pushing the Envelope”

With the emergence of e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp, and other methods of immediate written communication, the wonderful art of letter writing and posting a stamped, addressed envelope has all but ceased to exist

“Pushing the Envelope” celebrates the marriage of drawing and philately in an innovative exhibition by Hermanus artist Terry Kobus

Letters once were precious possessions, tied in bundles with silk ribbon and kept safe in a scented drawer. Many were kept for sentimental reasons. The sheer beauty of the envelope with its stamps and hand written address is in itself a wonder to behold

Terry has collected and deconstructed old envelopes, some dating from as far back as 1905. He works in various styles and media and the studies on the envelopes range from colorfully contemporary to delicately old fashioned, from whimsical to poignant and sentimental. The stamp and address is often an integral aspect of the envelope's design whether incorporated directly into the illustration or used simply to accent the artist's theme

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 Solo Exhibition - "Pushing the Envelope"

“Pushing the Envelope”
28 October – 02 November 2014

Exhibition Opening:
Artists opening reception
Tuesday 28th October 18H00

UPSTAIRS@BAMBOO - corner 9th Street & Rustenburg Road Melville Johannesburg

GPS: 26º10'27.64"S 28º0'49.66"

Enquiries: TERRY KOBUS 083 259 8869

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays 10h00 – 17h00
Saturday 08h00 – 16h00
Sunday 10h00 – 14h00

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nguni Studies

Nguni Study 001

Nguni Study 002
Two of my latest paintings of Nguni Cattle.
Oil on gesso panels.
400 x 300mm
R3000 each (unframed)
Cell: +27832598869

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tri Colour Nguni Bull

Tri Colour Nguni Bull - Oil on Canvas - May 2014
From my studio this is my latest large Nguni Bull painting.
Oil on Canvas 1000 x 1250mm
FOR SALE - R18 000
This is a beautiful statement piece and fine example of a Tri Colour Nguni Bull
Commissions undertaken
Cell: 083 258 8869 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nguni Bull - Dappled Black & White

Nguni Bull - Dappled Black and White - January 2014
My first large Nguni Painting for 2014.
An exquisite black and white dappled bull.
Oil on canvas 1000 x 1250mm.
Commissioned painting
Commissions undertaken
Terry: 083 259 8869

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tribute painting to Madiba - "Leader of the herd"

Leader of the Herd - Oil on Canvas - Decemeber 2013
My tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela painted 06 December 2013.
"Leader of the herd"
Oil on Canvas 400 x 400mm
“Legends don't have to make sense. They just have to be beautiful."
R.I.P. Madiba

Monday, October 21, 2013

TERRY KOBUS - Solo Exhibition 2013 - Bamboo Gallery

Solo Exhibition 2013 
Tuesday 29 October – Sunday 03 November

Melville Johannesburg 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Nguni Bull Painting

Tri Colour Nguni Bull - Oil on Canvas - August 2013
Large Nguni Bull painting available, just completed!
1250 x 1000mm Oil on Canvas
R16 000 SOLD
This is a beautiful statement piece and fine example of a Tri Colour Nguni Bull
Commissions undertaken
Cell: 083 259 8869

Monday, July 29, 2013

Large Nguni Bull painting

Nguni Bull - Oil on Canvas - July 2013
Just completed a large Nguni Bull painting.
1300 x 1000 mm Oil on Canvas.
This spectacular spotted beast was challenging but wonderful to paint!
R16 000 SOLD
Commissions undertaken

Monday, July 22, 2013

Giant White Lilly's

White Lilly's - Oil on Canvas - 1600 x  700mm
I haven't had the opportunity to paint a large flower canvas since 2006 so this was immense fun to give an older subject matter a 2013 painterly twist! Commissioned by patrons Di and Craig of Constantia Cape Town to add to their already large collection of my work

Monday, April 29, 2013

Nguni Mother & Calf - Drakensberg

Nguni Mother & Calf  Drakensberg
Another beautiful moment captured in the rural area of the Drakensberg, an Nguni Mother and Calf
Oil on Canvas 600 x 800mm
R10 000 SOLD
Commissions undertaken
Cell: 083 259 8869

Monday, April 15, 2013

Nguni Mother & Calf Transkei

Nguni Mother & Calf Transkei
One of the unique sights on the Transkei coastline is the Indigenous Nguni Cattle on the beach.
This recent painting captures one of those moments.
Oil on Canvas 1000 x 700mm
R10 000 (unframed)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nguni Painting - Village across the Valley

Nguni Cattle
Nguni - Village Across Valley
One of my recent large Nguni paintings, Oil on Canvas 1200 x 900mm was part of a solo exhibition at Bamboo Gallery in Johannesburg during October.
It was SOLD to a Cape Town collector for R16000.
Commissions accepted:
Cell: 083 259 8869

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nguni Bull Kalahari

Nguni Bull Kalahari

My latest Nguni Bull painting. A beautiful Nguni I found on a recent trip up the West Coast of South Africa.Oil on Canvas 750 x 900mm
R14 000 (unframed)
Terry Kobus
Commissions undertaken

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nguni Journal Mdumbi

Nguni Bull Transkei
Oil on Canvas and mixed media
1250 x 1000mm
R16 000 SOLD
A large Nguni Journal painting of a beautiful bull I found at Mdumbi on the Transkei wild coast. The painting depicts this magnificent Nguni Bull while the photographic narrative records the bulls "herd boy" and other Nguni Cattle in its herd.
Contact Terry Kobus
Commissions undertaken

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Herd of Nguni Cattle in the Karoo

Nguni Cattle in the Karoo
"Nguni Cattle in the Karoo"
Oil on canvas 1000 x 700 
R12 000

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Two commissions for our Minister of Tourism

Nguni Bull - Oil on Canvas 1300 x 900
I recently completed two large Nguni paintings for Tourism House in Pretoria. Both paintings were commissioned by South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, one to hang in his office and the other in the tourism boardroom. I feel so honored to have been chosen by the Minister to do these two paintings and appreciate the personal letter of thanks I received from him.
South Africa's indigenous Nguni cattle, long the mainstay of traditional Zulu culture, are possibly the most beautiful cattle in the world.
Nguni cattle are known for their fertility and resistance to diseases, being the favorite breed amongst the indigenous Bantu people of Southern Africa. They are characterized by their multi coloured skin, which can present many different patterns, but their noses are always black-tipped.

White Nguni - Oil on Canvas 1300 x 900
The ancestors of Nguni cattle were brought by the Xhosa, Zulu and Swazi people, during their migration to South Africa between 600 and 700 AD. Since then, these animals have played an important social and economic role in the development of these societies and are used as a bride's dowry. The number of animals held by a village or individual determined much of their importance to the rest of the world. King Shaka of the Zulus understood this cultural and economic importance and seized control of the Nguni herds on his dominions. Shaka also bred the Ngunis according to colour patterns in order to produce skins for the several regiments of his army, henceforward recognized by them. His elite personal guard was recognised by pure white, from animals of the royal herd, the inyonikayiphumuli.
Commissions undertaken:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lone Acacia Tree

Lone Acacia Tree - Oil on Canvas 1200 x 950
Out of my Gallery/Studio November 2011

“If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.” Matthew Fox

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thundering through the dust

It’s always a challenge to do a painting of an elephant – but I never shy away from a challenge. “Mock Charge” a large canvas capturing a true African savanna moment. A young bull emerges through the storm and dust in a non threatening mock charge.
A commission for good patrons of mine Johan and Naomi Wessels. Enjoy!