Norman Catherine

About the Artist

Norman Catherine (born September 1949) is a South African artist whose œuvre spans sculpture, painting, mixed media and printmaking.
Catherine’s art imbibes a dystopian vision of the socio-political landscape that informs his psyche. History, horror, crime, conflict, psychoses, politics & pathologies serve as stimuli for his creative output that vacillates between the macabre and the comic, between a gasp and a giggle. 
He conveys his cynical vision through a juxtaposition of dark and light sensibilities veering between an internal hallucinatory realm and literal commentary on the material world. There are no easy classifications for the genre of his work suffice to say that he rebels against any dogma or rigid definition.
When in an interview for Art Africa, Ashraf Jamal asked Catherine how he maintains his unsettling edge in his work that possess both a child-like and dangerous energy.
Catherine responded, “In SA we all live on the edge. Like many of my compatriots I’ve also experienced having a gun to my head. It therefore doesn’t take much for this danger to continue to punctuate my otherwise humourous outlook on life. I am also a news media addict and find that the politicians and business moguls give me ample fodder for satyr.”
The dreamlike qualities of his work draw you in and I enjoy the universe he has created similar to Battiss’s Fook Island. 

Sources Consulted:
https://www.normancatherine.com/about
https://artafricamagazine.org/in-conversation-with-norman-…/

Suit

Giclee print

125x100mm

Edition 23/45

Suit

Giclee print

125x100mm

Edition 23/45

Suit

Giclee print

125x100mm

Edition 23/45

Suit

Giclee print

125x100mm

Edition 23/45

Suit

Giclee print

125x100mm

Edition 23/45

Suit

Giclee print

125x100mm

Edition 23/45

Face

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 44/45

Face

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 44/45

Face

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 44/45

Face

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 44/45

Face

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 44/45

Face

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 44/45

Dating

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 9/48

Dating

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 9/48

Dating

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 9/48

Dating

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 9/48

Dating

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 9/48

Dating

Giclee Print

125x100mm

Edition 9/48

Feeding My Monster

Giclee Print

445x680mm

Edition 

Gotcha

Giclee Print

Edition 29/45

325x440mm

Eye to Eye

Giclee Print

330x440mm

Serenade

Giclee Print

330x440mm

Me Myself

Bronze

460x320mm

Night Watch

(detail)

Giclee Print

Edition 11/15

820x970mm

Negotiation

Linocut

890x1220mm

2015

Black Tie

Linocut

Edition 9/20

700x900mm

Shark Eater

Linocut

Edition 15/25

1140x795mm

Wood Sculpture

Wood Sculpture

Three Headed 

Wood

CEO

Mosaic

Edition 2/5

810x660

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