Albert Coertse is originally from Pretoria, where his studies commensed but now lives in Cape Town.
Coertse is an artist whose paintings have evolved from figurative formations into abstraction with a focus on geometric composition and refracted landscape imagery. He specialises in oils on a variety of boards as his pre- ferred medium. Coertse holds qualifications in Communication Design attained at the Open Window Art Acade- my, Pretoria, Interactive Design at Malmö Högskola, Sweden and a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The distinctive style for which Coertse is known is illustrated in his use of linear-like grids. The landscape is intuitively dissected by dynamically placed diagonal lines creating a sense of movement, which contrasts with the purity of shape and colour.