Exploring and deepening his own impressions and comprehension, Riaan van Zyl searches for and takes inspiration from ordinary things around him. He deconstructs commonplace ideas and re-imagines their context with experimental media such as old car oil, anthracite and cobalt salts.
While at first glance his work might seem abstract and confusing, Riaan focuses on challenging the viewer to see everyday things in a different light. Let your eyes slow down with his work. His images create an outcome with its own very personal structure, punctuating and movement through the use of composition.
Riaan exhibits internationally and locally, with more than 33 solo and numerous group exhibitions under his belt. His works feature in prestigious art collections around the world.