Liebet Jooste is a contemporary South African artist creating very detailed works in watercolour, gouache and ink on paper. Born in Pretoria in 1983, she grew up there and obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Pretoria in 2006. Living and working in the beautiful coastal village, Betty's Bay, for the last year has had a significant influence on Jooste's work: "I love being by the sea. I love the life, the movement, the colours, the fresh air, the shapes, the lines, and the oddness of what you see there. The details! I explore and discover and that is what drives me. That's what inspires me at the moment to paint."
Exhibitions and Projects
Liebetland - Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, Pretoria
Publish Liebetland: A Colouring Book
Fotostaatmasjien - No End Contemporary Art Space, Johannesburg
The Storytellers - Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
Publish The Colouring Book by Liebet
Sight Of Sound - Fient Lifestyle Gallery, Pretoria
Illustrator on Karen Zoid's album, Zoid Afrika.
Re-Reading The Future / International Triennale of Contemporary Art - National Gallery, Prague
Behind Every Door Lies / Absa L'Atelier Award - Absa Building, Johannesburg
Somewhere - Magpie Gallery, Pretoria
Does this go with your furniture? / Fourth-year Fine Arts exam presentation. - University of Pretoria, Pretoria
White Elephants And Sweet Nothings - Potchefstroom Art Museum, Potchefstroom