Kramer's World

John Kramer began to record small town shops, corner cafe's, bioscopes and general dealer stores of the Western Cape, South Africa, with his camera in the early 1970’s, fearing that they might soon disappear. The supermarket was coming to town. Television was about to make its presence felt. He wanted to hold onto the memory. Influenced by the photo-realism movement of the time, he began to use these images as a subject for his unique paintings.
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Red Roof House, Alice | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Red Roof House, Alice | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Sonskyn Kaffe, Hermon | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Sonskyn Kaffe, Hermon | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Road House Cafe, Middledrif | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Road House Cafe, Middledrif | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Adelphi Cinema & Tea Lounge, Carnarvon | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Adelphi Cinema & Tea Lounge, Carnarvon | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Huis op die Hoek, Rietbron | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Huis op die Hoek, Rietbron | Oil on canvas 500mm x 800mm Artist: John Kramer www.johnkramer.net

Winkel, between Worcester and Robertson www.johnkramer.net #trek #winkel

Winkel, between Worcester and Robertson www.johnkramer.net #trek #winkel

Liberty Hairdressing Saloon, Salt River www.johnkramer.net

Liberty Hairdressing Saloon, Salt River www.johnkramer.net

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Photo: Parkers Cafe', Upper Roodebloem Rd, University Estate. 2010  I have painted this shop a number of times over the years. It occupies a corner site and catches the light in a wonderful way. I always loved the PWD brown of the pillars against the cream walls. A Coke or Pesi sign would add a touch of colour. The area is more gentrified now and everything is newly decorated and smartened up.

Photo: Parkers Cafe', Upper Roodebloem Rd, University Estate. 2010 I have painted this shop a number of times over the years. It occupies a corner site and catches the light in a wonderful way. I always loved the PWD brown of the pillars against the cream walls. A Coke or Pesi sign would add a touch of colour. The area is more gentrified now and everything is newly decorated and smartened up.

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