EXHIBITION ARTISTS

Wilhelm Saayman

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The Autobahn of Nostalgia (Ink on paper, 37 x 47 cm)

The Autobahn of Nostalgia (Ink on paper, 37 x 47 cm)

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Artist's Statement

I create work that speaks about the horror of urban existence, albeit with humour and irony. I look for magic in the mundane and I don’t shy away from questions of mortality and morality. The results are funny, violent, disturbing, surreal, playful and startling. My paintings and drawings recall sketches found in the back of teenagers’ school exercise books, film story-boards, graphic novels and the etchings of George Grosz and the Chapman Brothers. At once sensitively artful and apparently artless, these works give vent to the private thoughts that polite society compels us not to speak.

Artist's Biography

Born: Robertson, 1962. Lives and works in Johannesburg.