Giorgio Trobec

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Giorgio was born within the Renaissance City of Florence on St Valentine’s Day in 1944.

He arrived in South Africa with his family as a teenager, and encouraged by his artistic mother, he experimented with various materials and techniques, producing 3-D murals of exciting scopes and ranges in the 60′s. Largely self-taught, he also trained as a draughtsman. This, together with his employment as full time in-house artist for leading stores, equipped him to start his prolific career as a painter.

Giorgio combines a sense of tradition with a mischievous sense of fun.  His subjects are as accessible as they are varied, in a buoyant and pure palette. Currently, Giorgio is working with acrylic and oil, using a vividly joyous palette – his subjects ranging from landscapes to various modes of transport: naive as well as witty renderings of boats, taxis and planes.

His fresh and unique style is drawn mostly from the Fauvist experience – internalized as a entirely personal statement these playful but insightful works are an adult adventure on the high seas of remembered childhood. Trobec has exhibited in Germany and Sweden, and is widely collected in South Africa.