Pierre Cloete was born 1975 and started painting during early childhood and after school saw it as career instead of working on the family farm.
He is a self- taught painter and graphic artist and works predominantly in oil paint producing landscapes, still life, abstract, seascapes and portraits.
His first big exhibition was the Soul Of Africa group exhibition in 2005. Further he attended many localized exhibitions and festivals held in Namaqualand from the late 1990’s until present. He was featured in the documentary A Country Imagined, presented by Johnny Clegg. In 2013 he won the award for best fine -artist in the Northern Cape Province held by the Department of Arts and Culture.
He also received a merit-award for the Vuleka arts competition held by ART.B in 2013. He received first prize for best artist at the MACUFE festival in Bloemfontein. He was featured in an article at the NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL in Grahamstown in 2015 and has also appeared on interviews on national television and radio.
His works feature in the permanent collection of William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley and have been acquired by The ArtBank of South Arfica .
Pierre Cloete lives in Steinkopf in the Northern Cape where his work is influenced by his environment and culture and is a narrative of his community’s daily circumstances.