An artist of Italian origin, Giorgio Trobec was born within the ancient city gates of the Renaissance City of Florence, on St Valentine’s Day in 1944. He arrived in South Africa with his family as a teenager. Encouraged by his artist mother Vittoria, he experimented with various materials and techniques, producing 3-D murals of exciting scope and range in the 60’s. Largely self-taught, he also trained as a draughtsman. This, together with his employment as a full-time in-house artist for leading stores, equipped him to start his prolific career as a painter. His subjects are as accessible as they are varied, in a buoyant and pure palette.
Giorgio combines a sense of tradition with a mischievous sense of fun. Currently, Giorgio works in acrylic and oil, with a vividly joyous palette. Although specializing in vibrant landscapes, he also captures everyday moments, including various modes of transport, naïve as well as witty renderings of boats, taxis and planes, scenes and objects with a startling closeness of paint. His fresh and unique style draws mostly from the fauvist experience, internalized as an entirely personal statement these playful, but insightful works are an adult adventure on the high seas of remembered childhood.
Giorgio Trobec is a colourist with a difference. After years of experimenting with abstract Impressionism he has found his métier with quaintly distorted murals. They have become his trademark and are internationally successful. Trobec has exhibited in Germany and Sweden and is widely collected in this country.
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