Riaan van Zyl
Riaan takes inspiration from commonplace, ordinary ideas and likes to showcase his impression and apprehension of things around him, effectively capturing their context and value with a de-constructed eye. At first glance his work looks abstract and confusing but the results have their own very personal syntax, punctuation and orchestration. They become almost a performance of movement rather than a standard drawing.
He has exhibited internationally and locally in over 33 solo exhibitions and also numerous group exhibitions and he his works hang in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world.
He is very focused on having people look at the everyday things in a different light. He loves working in experimental mediums for example old car oil and anthracite. He enjoys the process of making art, the playing with new and old mediums and the concept behind the works as well as the actual exhibiting of the work.