Here is a clip on YouTube conducted by Gerard Scholtz of DEKAT in 2014.
A post from the blog: Confessions of a Hungary Woman.
First published in Cape Review in July 2001, A conversation with John Kramer
n’ Skilderbiographie van landskap en struktuur is John Kramers se eerste solo-tentoonstelling in 26 jaar, skryf Melvyn Minnaar in Rapport Weekliks 21 September 2014
Lien Botha interviews me for LitNet. Questions as posed in Afrikaans and I was allowed to answer in English.
This is a painting of the 20th Century bioscope that Martin Welz refers to in his opening address at my exhibition.
The 20th Century bioscope in Stockenstroom street, Worcester, evokes memories in all of us. It was here that we as kids saw our first movies bringing a wider world of glamour, fantasy and horror to our town. This is where we got to see the Suez crisis unfolding three weeks after the event had taken place. Movies arrived on the twelve o clock train and were transported to the bioscope by a wagon drawn by cart horses. When I think back, the first movie I can remember, was Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger. In sub B our whole preparatory class was marched to the bioscope to see the Queens coronation in 1952, in colour, nogal! We laughed at the Three Stooges, loved the Modern Madcap Cartoons and those cliff hanging serials. Lassie Come Home (1943) brought a tear to a small boys eye. Later on we watched through fingers covering our eyes, those fifties sci-fi movies like the The Fly (1958) with Vincent Price and The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). We played knights in armor after seeing Ivanhoe (1952) and even sneaked in to see an adult rated Fellini movie, Boccaccio ’70 (1962) with Anita Ekberg and Romy Schneider and Sophia Loren.
oil on canvas
61 x 98.7 cm
Here are links to the two videos on You Tube made by Andre Dewas at the opening of my exhibition, John Kramer – New Work at the UCT Museum on the 6th September 2014
David Kramers ‘Surburban Dream’
Martin Welz’s address
Here is an image of that first photo-realist painting that I did in the early 1970’s that I referred to in the Fine Music Radio conversation with Jo Hardie.
John Kramer in conversation with Jo Hardie recorded on 12 September at Fine Music Radio at Artscape, Cape town. MP3 file.
Here is a link to Melvyn Minnaars article http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/09/09/captured-moments-john-kramer-s-preserved-memories