Art can add such warmth to a space as well as say a lot about your personality, never mind the fact that it can be a great investment if you have a keen eye. With such incredible local illustrators, we are so spoilt for choice when it comes to artworks to adorn our walls with.
Here are a few local illustrators you should know:
Fran Labuschagne is a South African illustrator and animator with a particular love for characters and colour and whose work is often inspired by playful themes and humorous notes.
An architecture student by day, Nompilo Sibiso, who recently collaborated with MRP as apart of their limited edition T-shirts range, is a Cape Town based illustrator whose relatable doodles deal with personal experiences and self love.
Catherine Holtzhausen is a mixed media collage artist and illustrator. Crafted from hand painted paper, her lively figures celebrate a bountiful existence with a humorous and nurturing approach to the world.
Imile Wepener is a Johannesburg-based multimedia illustrator whose medium varies from hand painted gouache pieces to digital prints. Either way we are in love with his signature dusty palettes and creative characters.
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‘Leopard’s Leap’ (2018), 500 x 400mm, Gouache on Fabriano • • • One of the various gouache paintings created for ‘Kiss Me Quick And Go, My Honey’, a group exhibition curated by @pietgrobler123, open til 14 Nov at #TinaSkukanGallery (Plot 6, Koedoeberg Rd, Faerie Glen, Pretoria). Other artists also exhibiting: @pietgrobler123, @daleblankenaarartdirection, @catherine.holtzhausen, @adrieleroux, @linkilutzart, @alida.bothma, @marikeleroux_illustrator, @maria.lebedeva.illustration.
Seth Pimentel / African Ginger
Johannesburg born Seth Pimentel aka African Ginger is a multi-medium artist and illustrator. His unique illustrative style has gained the attention of major brands such as Adidas, Levis, Samsung and many more.
For more art related articles take a look at: Neman Nassib shares her tips for the first time art buyer here; Jeanne Gaigher’s Latest Exhibit Opens at SMITH here and A Showcase of South African Illustration Opens This Weekend here.