• Artist: Riaan van Zyl
    Artist: Riaan van Zyl
  • Artist: Riaan van Zyl
    Artist: Riaan van Zyl
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    Artist:Riaan van Zyl-Ieiunium-movendo
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    Artist:Riaan van Zyl-Moving-Forward
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    Artist:Riaan van Zyl-Scientific-Blur
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    Artist:Riaan van Zyl-Skets-1

Riaan van Zyl


Riaan has always been an artist.

Having completed his BA(FA) Honors in 2001 through UNISA and having exhibited internationally and locally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, Riaan van Zyl continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art and classical techniques and concepts. He is always looking for original projects and interesting subject matter, living out his passion for art.

Since the start of Riaan’s career, he has taken primary inspiration from everyday, ordinary ideas and his perception of things around him, effectively capturing its fascination and value with a deconstructed 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.