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Situated at the gateway to the vibrant area of De Waterkant, Ground Art Caffe offers a combination of the artistic endeavours of Barista, Chef and Art Curator. The Coffee, Food and Art are each treated with equal respect and attention to detail, as we believe each is an art in itself.
Ground’s own unique African Arabica coffee is sourced and roasted by our dedicated artisan roaster, using only top scoring beans and micro-roasting methods to create healthy, low caffeine, naturally sweet and most significantly, fresh coffee. Poured with skill, ground coffee is fast becoming one of Cape Town’s appreciated favourite.
Colours of the Sea
By Renske Linders
The leading theme, in Renske's collection of paintings, is the sea. The components of place, time, light and temperature have an effect on the colouring and mood of the sea. Every time the sea is observed, it is a surprise to notice what the colours will be like, and thus, how it makes people feel.
The beauty of this constant transformation is further heightened by the speed of this change, making it clear that the sea will never be the same. No two moments or views are identical, and this encourages the viewer to naturally be present in the moment of taking in its beauty.
The paintings explore this ever-changing beauty of patterns and colors. In order to do so, diverse techniques, colours, and mediums are used, including acrylics, resin, sand, gold leaves, ecoline and more. The figures in the paintings, refer to the human connection to the sea and its views.
It has been debated that the sea has an emotional effect on people, which is usually calming and mindful.
The paintings also represent opportunity and movement, which is just the same as the interpretation of these views - universal. They attribute to every day life in which most people have desires, which can be met by shifting focus towards the direction they would like to go.
Renske Linders is originally from the Netherlands, and currently resides in Amsterdam. She constantly experiments with different techniques and mediums. It is in Cape Town that Renske was regularly exposed to the views of Cape Town’s diverse beaches and sea views. She spent many hours under the magnetic effect of the sea, watching the surfers and surfing herself. This inspired her to make visual art in the form of paintings and photographs to memorize these visions. Other than that, Renske is studying and working on her next exhibition, collaborating with a Syrian refugee artist, where together they will display over 50 artworks, in Amsterdam in the summer of 2020.