chapter one: Large Artwork


The product of Niël Jonker’s painting resulted in a series of small plein air oils, made by him but attributed as the artwork of Mark Wilby.


It is feasible to construe that the meaning of these works, and possibly their value, will have altered due to the intentional layering of conceptual complexity. In order to measure this hypothesis, one of the tiny paintings was submitted to an exhibition of ‘Large Artworks’ at the Athenaeum in Port Elizabeth. An accompanying proposal asserted that the acquired significance (and hence their scale) extended beyond the borders of the painting’s frame. 'Robberg Palm’ was accepted without question onto the Large Artwork exhibition.



Suzette Clarke promoting 'Robberg Palm':


Paintings made by Niël Jonker, authored by Mark Wilby: