We love the design of this wall by Courtyard Framing’s Jason van Loggerenberg
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“Framing is like the final chapter in a book”
Jason van Loggerenberg, 63, wears many hats – glass manufacture, framing and art sales. His shop, Courtyard Framing and Living, is a treasure chest of beautiful local décor and gift items. But it is in the back, in his studio, that the magic happens. The shop offers a comprehensive, contemporary framing service. Jason is an artist by trade and his eye for detail contributes to his beautiful frameworks.
“The style of a painting or picture gives me insight into what kind of frame to use. This goes hand in hand with a consultation with the client,” says Jason. “Framing is like the final chapter in a book. It is like the conclusion to a great piece of art, or a picture that you love.”
Q&A with Jason
Tell us about the art of framing? It involves choosing the tone of the picture you are trying to create, in the space available in the location, where the final product will hang.
Favourite part? Taking a photograph of the final outcome of the framed artpiece, and knowing that I am satisfied with the work done.
Challenges? Working together with an interior decorator, towards creating the best possible final result for a client.
Tell us something no one knows about your work? We only use wood frames, no plastic imports.
Popular compositions? The style of modern Africa geographic combined with abstract art for contemporary homes or lodges.
Tips for hanging art? Find lines in your space, and create your image inside the perameters of these lines, one wall at a time.
Tips for framing art? Choose your frames so that the art that hangs together match and blend with the area they are hung.
What wood do you like to use? I work a lot with african softwoods, as well as kiaat and ash.
Signature look? Contemporary, toned down, so the art can be the hero.
Why should we frame our art professionally? Like a chef knows best in his restaurant, the framer can give good advice, and are there to steer you towards a successful framing experience.
How did you get into this proffession? I inherited the framing shop from my wife, Hybrie, after selling my last restaurant.
What advice would you give someone wanting to go into framing? Be dedicated, and “feel” your art.
What else do you make? Décor items like: wood twig lampshades, tokoloshe dolls, wood carvings, glass items.
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