Riaan van Zyl
Riaan van Zyl takes inspiration from the commonplace and ordinary ideas, showcasing his impression and apprehension of things around him, and effectively capturing their context and value with a deconstructed eye. While at first glance his work may look abstract and confusing, the results have their own very personal syntax, punctuation and orchestration. Riaan is very focused on having people look at everyday things in a different light, and loves working in experimental media, such as old car oil and anthracite.
He has exhibited internationally and locally in over 31 solo and group exhibitions, and his works hang in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world.