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 1–16 of 27 artworks

Anneke Bester

"Ecstatic" edition 10/11
153cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

"Consume" edition 8/11
31.5 cm Bronze $950.00

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

Blown Away
173 cm Bronze on concrete plinth $4,500.00

Anneke Bester

Passe
41 cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

Making Ends Meet
Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

Engaging
8.5 x 30 cm Bronze Sold

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

Content
27 cm Bronze 5/11 limited edition Sold

Anneke Bester

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

Anneke Bester

Flawless
31 cm Bronze 6/11 limited edition $950.00