"Gregor Röhrig has re-visioned classical paintings and modern art, re-introducing these into the 21st century, igniting viewers imaginations all over. The South African-based artist skilfully marries the subjects of famous fine-art paintings with his urban and landscape photography.
As regards to this body of work entitled: "EXPOSE + APPROPRIATE =ART !"...
Röhrig's images [the "EXPOSE" of the exhibit] could stand alone, worthy of their intrinsic beauty, originality, sensitivity and perfection. His choice of art ["APPROPRIATE"] is quirky, spontaneous and it is essentially and instantly recognizable. The homogenous and "osmotic" union of the two have raised the awareness of "Appropriation Art", as defined below:
1. [MASS NOUN] The action of appropriating something:
1.1The deliberate reworking of images and styles from earlier, well-known works of art:
[the hallmark of postmodernism has turned out to be appropriation]
The final, original artwork appears deceptively effortless, but only a fine and keen knowledge of visual and digital media allows this seamless perfection."
Shaileen Davis - Heritage Square Gallery
"Theoretically it’s postmodern, combining elements of photography, digital manipulation and fine art. Culturally it’s uncomfortable, grinding the shadowy edges of religiosity with socio-psychological observances. Artistically it’s brilliant." - Gareth Pretorius - Journalist