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Floris Van Zyl

Floris van Zyl is a Contemporary South African fine artist based in the Midlands of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Born 1971, he grew up in Pretoria and was drawn to the arts from a very young age. He qualified as a Graphic Designer in 1993 where after he started his own design agency. By 2009 he relocated to the countryside and started painting full time. He brings to his work the analytical eye of a graphic designer but tempers this formality with a loose, almost reckless method of applying paint to his canvas. His subject is rendered in blocks and dabs of colour often built up layer upon layer achieving his intention of, “creating images that work at a distance but become even more rewarding at close range.” He explores these combinations of natural and man-made shapes in his portraits and figure studies where the human form is sometimes set against rigid formal structured shapes. Inspiration comes from many sources: “I am influenced and inspired by my own life, also by observing the lives of other people”. Before making a mark on the canvas Floris determines what he calls the subject’s emotional climate. “It is more a feeling than anything else.” Next he considers the technical aspects of the subject, such as its shape, textures and colours. Floris sells his paintings on great demand across the world. Quite a large numbers of these are direct commissions from local and international collectors. He frequently participates with great success in local and international exhibitions and his work has been published in various authoritative art publications.

David Kuijers
Rowena Krynauw
Anton Smit
Amber Moir
Sharon Strydom
Alex Hamilton
Vicki Thomas
Andre Stead
Robin Kutinyu
Mary Visser
Catherine Paynter
Eric Eatwell
Lucie De Moyencourt
Theo Paul Vorster
Paula van Coller-Louw
Victor Kirov
Emil Sogor
Gerhard van Eck
Laurinda Belcher
Liffey Joy
Zach Mukwira
Max Kuijers
Tracy Payne
Johann Booyens
Lynne-Marie Eatwell
Claudia Gurwitz
Mark Chapman
Catherine Brennon
Isabel Mertz
Barbara Wildenboer
Esther Mahlangu
Jenny Parsons
Sarah Walters
Strijdom van der Merwe
Adriaan Diedericks
Herman van Nazareth
Zarah Cassim
Mark Hilltout
Chloe Townsend
Andile Dyalvane
Isabella Kuijers
Andrew Barlow
Erin Chaplin
Allesandro Pappada
Walter Battiss
Alastair Barnes
Rado Kirov
Bruce Little
Maritha Van Ameron
Gabrielle Raaff
Gabriela Orzechowski
Catherina Pagani
Marlene Von Durckheim
Zizipho Poswa
Monique du Plessis
Lawrence Brennon
Mia Louw
Janco De Beer
Wilma Cruise
Mind Shana
Sibonelo Chiliza
Wilna Eloff
Lotti Van Der Byl
Lynn Giles
Frans Mulder
Candice Dawn Blignaut
Cathy Layzell
Astrid Dahl
Ferdinand Kidd
Marguerite Roux
Rentia Retief

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