Riaan van Zyl

"I take inspiration from commonplace, ordinary ideas and like to showcase my impression and apprehension of things around me, effectively capturing their context and value with a de-constructed eye. At first glance, my 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.

I have exhibited internationally and locally in over 31 solo exhibitions and also numerous group exhibitions and hang in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world.

I am very focused on having people look at the everyday things in a different light. I love working in experimental mediums for example old car oil and anthracite. I enjoy 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."




Riaan van Zyl

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'Works on Paper'

'Works on Paper'

André François van Vuuren, Jenny Parsons, Emma Willemse, Riaan van Zyl, Anthony Harris, Claudia Gurwitz, Solly Smook, Greta McMahon, Louisa Gerryts, Tamlin Blake, Wiehan de Jager, Gordon Williams, Leila Fanner, Tanya Majó, Ade Kipades, Philip Barlow, Donker Jonker
Riebeek Kasteel
31 Mar 2019 - 05 Apr 2019

Official launch of Solo Studios 2019 with 'Works on Paper' by the 2019 Solo Studios participating artists. 

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