Portfolio of Original Works

Arno Carstens is a Cape Town based fine artist who paints using oils and acrylic on canvas and draws with charcoal on paper.  Arno has been exhibiting his work in and around South Africa since his first solo exhibition in 2012, and has collaborated with Beezy Bailey and the late Bared de Wet.  His work can currently be viewed and purchased online at www.arnocarstensfineart.com or  in person via appointment in Simonstown, Cape Town at his home based studio and gallery.

Arno is fascinated with the darker topics of human existence and uses a heavy dose of humour and cynicism as his inspiration.   His works combine both expressionism and surrealism and often reflect the balancing act between storytelling, emotional content and colour use, where the goal is to achieve the most natural state of arousal and visual opulence: an attempt at the perfect scaling of positive and negative.

The Dancer

The Dancer
Mixed media on canvas
100x100cm

Shadows of Gold

Shadows of Gold
Mixed media on canvas
100x100cm

Lost in Wonder

Lost in Wonder
Mixed media on canvas
100x100cm

The Wildling

The Wildling
Mixed media on canvas
100x100cm

Bittersweet

Bittersweet
Oil on canvas
70x85cm

Girl in Heels
Mixed media on canvas
100x100cm

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A Day at The Beach
Unframed oil on canvas
76x61cm

 

Adam

Adam
Framed oil on canvas
65x55cm
SOLD

 

Alien World
Alien World
Framed oil on canvas
75x65cm
SOLD

 

AlternoCop
Alternocop (set of 8 original comic drawings)
Framed ink on paper
84x60cm

 

Animal Heavan
Animal Heaven
Framed oil on canvas
96x80cm

 

Antique
Antique
Framed oil on canvas
50x65cm

 

Ascension
Ascension
Unframed oil and gold leaf on canvas
51x41cm

 

Beast
Beast
Framed oil on canvas
106x80cm

 

Bizarre Bazaar
Bizarre Bazaar
Unframed oil on canvas
102x76cm

 

Blooms by CandleLight
Blooms by Candlelight
Unframed oil on canvas
45x36cm
SOLD

 

Delilah
Delilah
Framed acrylic on canvas
54x54cm
SOLD

 

Eve
Eve
Framed oil on canvas
56x56cm

 

Even Better Than The Real Thing
Even Better than the Real Thing
Unframed oil on canvas
61x76cm
SOLD

 

Face of Deception
Face of Deception
Framed oil on canvas
80x106cm

 

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Fleur de Filly
Framed oil and acrylic on canvas
80x95cm

 

Girl on Blanket
Girl on Blanket
Unframed oil and gold leaf on canvas
76x50cm

 

Godlike Man
Godlike Man
A collaboration with Beezy Bailey
Framed oil on canvas
106x80cm

 

Golgotha
Golgotha
Unframed oil and gold leaf on canvas
140x170cm

 

Invaders
Invaders
Unframed oil on canvas
89x71cm

 

Junkie
Junkie
Unframed oil on wood
A collaboration with Barend de Wet
61x122cm

 

Legion
Legion
Framed oil on canvas
A collaboration with Beezy Bailey
65x55cm
SOLD

 

Let us Prey
Let Us Prey
Unframed oil on canvas
46x121cm

 

Lightning Prevails
Lightning Prevails
Framed oil on canvas
65x55cm

 

Lothario
Lothario
Framed oil on canvas
65x500cm
SOLD

 

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Man by Fireplace
Unframed oil on canvas
76x65cm
SOLD

 

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Nosferato
Framed oil on canvas
76x94cm

 

nude-1-3
Nude 1
Framed charcoal on paper
43x45cm

nude-2-3
Nude 2
Framed charcoal on paper
56x34cm
SOLD

oceanus-3
Oceanus
Unframed oil on canvas
89x71cm

 

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On The Run
Unframed oil on canvas
76x61cm
SOLD

 

paradise-lost-3
Paradise Lost
Unframed oil on canvas
56x71cm

 

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Plunder
Unframed oil and acrylic on canvas
51x40cm

 

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Psychedelic Night Out
Framed oil on canvas
96x80cm
SOLD

 

role-play-3
Role Play
Framed oil on canvas
65x50cm
SOLD

 

rural-implosion-3
Rural Implosion
Framed oil on canvas
93x75cm

 

saint-3
Saint
Framed oil on paper
32x34cm
SOLD

 

samsara-3
Samsara
Unframed oil on canvas
140x170cm

 

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Self Portrait
Framed oil on canvas
80x95cm
SOLD

 

sinner-1-3
Sinner
Framed oil on canvas
58x58cm
SOLD

 

smoke-and-mirrors-3
Smoke and Mirrors
Framed oil on canvas
69x83cm

 

soul-spector-3
Soul Spector
Framed oil on canvas
80x106cm
SOLD

 

space-suit-for-some-3
Space Suit for Some
Framed oil on canvas
96x80cm

 

spirit-of-change-3
Spirit of Change
Framed oil on canvas
80x106cm

 

summers-dream-3
Summer’s Dream
Framed oil on canvas
80x106cm

 

swan-love-1-3
Swan Love
Framed oil on canvas
93x75cm
SOLD

 

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Tea for Two
Unframed oil on canvas
71x55cm

 

the-cosmonaught-3
The Cosmonaught
Unframed oil and glitter on canvas
76x101cm

 

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The Little Girl
Unframed oil on canvas
55x76cm
SOLD

 

the-mistress-4
The Mistress
Unframed oil on canvas
56x71cm

 

the-psychopomp-4
The Psychopomp (Collector of Souls)
Unframed oil on canvas
51x51cm

 

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The Quiet Ones
Framed oil on canvas
65x55cm

 

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The Seamstress
Unframed oil and glitter on canvas
76x76cm

 

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The Shaman
Unframed oil on canvas
170x140cm

 

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Unknown
Framed oil on canvas
80x106cm
SOLD

 

winter-1-4
Winter
Framed oil on canvas
65x55cm

 

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Winter’s Owl
Framed oil on canvas
65x95cm