Ivan Kirstein constantly explores new ways of creating what he calls ‘rural graffiti’ that celebrates diversity without following traditional boundaries or trends. His inspiration hinges on the premise of delivering a manifestation of unique creative expression on the outskirts of society that reflects our environment across a spectrum of media, including photography, painting, sculpture and print.
Ivan, who initiated local art-appreciation classes and documented the locals photographically, had his first solo exhibition in Riebeek Kasteel at the in/famous l'Atitude a decade ago. He has work in private collections in the Americas and Europe.
Ivan studied art at the University of Pretoria, and has followed careers in the press, IT and advertising, living and working abroad.