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
    153 cm Bronze $2,700.00
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    "Consume" edition 8/11
    31.5 cm Bronze $950.00
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    "Engaging" edition11/11
    8 x 30 cm Bronze $1,650.00
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    Blown Away (kinetic)
    173 cm Bronze on concrete plinth $4,500.00
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    Passe
    41 cm Bronze Sold
  • Anneke Bester

    Pirouette (kinetic)
    173 cm Bronze on concrete plinth $3,900.00
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    Entreinte du Sol - 5/11
    Bronze on stone plinth Sold
  • Anneke Bester

    Arc de Retour
    13 cm Bronze 1/11 limited edition Sold
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    Absolute
    19 cm Bronze on plinth 10/11 limited edition Sold
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    Making Ends Meet
    Bronze Sold
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    Ecstatic
    140 cm Bronze on concrete plinth (not as pictured) Sold
  • Anneke Bester

    Engaging
    8.5 x 30 cm Bronze Sold
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    Epaulement
    140 cm Bronze without concrete plinth (not as pictured) Sold
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    Content
    27 cm Bronze 5/11 limited edition Sold
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    Elite
    30 cm Bronze on plinth 5/11 limited edition Sold
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    Flawless
    31 cm Bronze 6/11 limited edition $950.00