Willie Saayman (1962- ) hails from a generation of angry young Afrikaans men who emerged on the South African art scene in the late eighties and early nineties. Their style incorporated elements of comic strips, graphic novels and movies and there is a lot of humour, albeit mostly of a darker tinge. Much of the work is brutal and some of it is childlike and cynical at the same time.
This oil painting represents a later phase in Saayman's development when he turned to oil on paper and larger formats. Even though it is satire, this large painting is also a beautifully rich and textured work. It is signed, 100 x 70 cm and framed.