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Pictures: zest, zen and Zanzibar

Durban - His exhibition at the Corner Café in Glenwood prompted a closer look at the Durban artist who calls himself Stewart Littler.

He invited photographer Jacques Naude into his Pinetown home – an ode to tropical beaches, the diverse and exotic cultures of Durban and creative craft.

All styles of art co-exist in this eccentric home. Pictures: Jacques NaudeA traveller at heart, Durban artist Steward Littler has drawn influence from places such as Zanzibar, Thailand, the Caribbean and Mexico.Littler transfers photographs he has taken on to recycled wood panels via a silkscreening process.Small pieces of furniture, painted cushion covers and art derived through old and new techniques.Small pieces of furniture, painted cushion covers and art derived through old and new techniques.A dark wall, often assumed to make a space smaller, can in instances open up a space.Who ever said polka dots needed to be perfectly round?

It’s the meeting place between Zen and Zanibar, with a fair amount of zest – illustrated with powerful colour tornados on canvas and recycled wood.

It includes small pieces of furniture, painted cushion covers and art derived through old and new techniques.

His Molenuex labels includes everything from abstract art to island scenes and, as he explains, mango trees, beaches, banana plantations, south coast surf adventures and exotic dark women. - The Mercury

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