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Huisraad Artist: Willie Saayman

Wilhelm Saayman was born on April the 30th 1962 and matriculated from Jan van Riebeeck High School in 1980. He lives in Cape Town. Willie is a professional film editor and self-taught artist who has never been dependent on the whims of art dealers and the trends of galleries to earn a living. Although he has exhibited widely, his works never centered around exhibitions. His development as artist and painter and his work is therefore a true reflection of a personal journey.  Wilhelm van Rensburg once wrote the following about Saayman: "Wilhelm Saayman’s work is positioned outside conventional structures. He is no ordinary structuralist, though. Instead, one can argue he that is a post-structuralist. 'If structuralism was heroic in its...

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Artist: Banele Khoza

Being so young, artist Banele Khoza is causing a stir in the South African art world. Khoza was born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, Swaziland. He moved to South Africa as a teenager in 2008. After school he enrolled at the London International School of Fashion, where he studied for a year. After coming back to South Africa he studied for a National Diploma in Fine Art (2014) at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). He also completed a BTech in Fine Arts in 2015 and became a lecturer at the TUT. He is presently a full-time artist.In an interview with Selma Costa for okayafrica.com, he said the following about his own work: "My work is a response to my instant thoughts...

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Huisraad Artist - Karlien de Villiers

  Karlien de Villiers was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1975. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Stellenbosch. After graduating in 1997 she worked as a commercial designer for an advertising agency in Cape Town. In 2006 she completed her MA in Information Design at the University of Pretoria, and has worked as a Lecturer in Illustration and Graphic Design at the University of Stellenbosch's Visual Arts Department from 2006 to 2017.  She is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel ‘My mother was a beautiful woman’. The novel was published in a German translation in Switzerland (Arrache Coeur/Edition Moderne), and emerged as the second-best seller at the Fumetto International Comics Festival in...

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