Anneke Bester

Anneke Bester

  • Biography

    Anneke Bester is a South African born artist who has adopted New Zealand as home country. She exhibits in New Zealand, Portugal and Dubai (where she is doing contract work at the moment)
    Anneke honed her sculpting skill while working as sculptor and props sculptor on Movies including “The Hobbit”, Narnia’s “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and many more. Her Public Arts works can be seen in the Hamilton Gardens; the Alice in Wonderland display being one.
    Her body of work is a combination of editioned and one off delicately cast bronze sculptures that seems to defy gravity.
    Anneke is exploring her African roots with thin tall figures. She celebrates the human form in highly expressive poses telling the story of each piece with strong movement. Her focus on her own femininity and how to express it, shows in her female forms while she explores the suggestive nature of hiding the form or partially hiding it. The cloaked figures speak of her experiences whilst living in the Middle East and explores the perception of others as well as herself when it comes to being covered up and what that means to us. The fabric that cover these pieces in some instances become the structure to keep these figures up; becoming what they lean on and their grounding.

Showing all 33 artworks

Anneke Bester

Overflow 4/11, 2019
50cm Bronze $3,000.00

Anneke Bester

Adagio 10/11
30cm Bronze $1,250.00

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Entriente du Sol 10/11
30cm Bronze $1,550.00

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Bathe, 2019
Bronze 4/11 $2,900.00

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Pirouette (kinetic)
173cm Bronze on concrete plinth $3,900.00

Anneke Bester

Delta, 2019
Bronze 4/11 Sold

Anneke Bester

Engaging 6/11, 2019
8.5 x 30cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

"Ecstatic" edition 10/11
153cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

"Consume" edition 8/11
31.5cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

"Engaging" edition11/11
8 x 30cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

Blown Away
173cm Bronze on concrete plinth Sold

Anneke Bester

Passe, 2018
41cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

Entreinte du Sol - 5/11, 2019
Bronze on stone plinth Sold

Anneke Bester

Arc de Retour
13cm Bronze 1/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Absolute
19cm Bronze on plinth 10/11 limited edition Sold

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Making Ends Meet, 2018
Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

Ecstatic, 2019
140cm Bronze on concrete plinth (not as pictured) Sold

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Engaging, 2019
8.5 x 30cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

Epaulement
140cm Bronze without concrete plinth (not as pictured) Sold

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Content
27cm Bronze 5/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Elite
30cm Bronze on plinth 5/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Flawless
31cm Bronze 6/11 limited edition Sold

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Ouvert
50 x 30cm bronze on stone base Sold

Anneke Bester

Ballon
50 x 30cm bronze on stone base Sold

Anneke Bester

Adagio (ltd. edition of 11)
40cm bronze on curved stone base - green coloured Sold

Anneke Bester

Consume
Bronze on plinth 5/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Absolute
Bronze on plinth 5/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Arc de Retour
Bronze 5/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Nonchalant
Bronze on plinth 6/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

Audacious
Bronze - limited edition of 11 Sold

Anneke Bester

Nonchalant
Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

Making Ends Meet, 2018
Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

Passe, 2018
Bronze Sold