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Oil on Canvas
W: 457mm x H: 609mm x D: 3mm
W: 18" x H: 24" x D:
Approx. Weight: 0.5kg
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About "Nelson Mandela"
Nelson Mandela, the most famous prisoner of Robben Island.
I have sold prints of this artwork overseas.
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Born in Cape Town City, South Africa, Dylan is a leading artist of the generation that emerged in the wake of apartheid. Since
childhood, he has treasured every moment drawing, around his home and even at school; he was constantly drawing as a way
to express his emotions. Dylan studied at Mac Train in a formal graphic design established. There he absorbed the acute
attention for form associated with visual design. After qualifying, he worked as a freelancer and only later in the year 2000 he
started teaching him self the fine art of oil painting. After many years of painting on a part-time base and refining his skills, he
decided to start selling his art. Subsequently he enrolled in the Spier Arts Academy, where he discovered his unique artistic
articulation. The lectures at Spier motivated him into realizing his authentic aptitude. The realization that his artworks are
note worthy farther strengthened his resolve in becoming a professional fine artist and he focused on pursuing his dream of
becoming a international renown professional artist. Dylan's exceptional artworks is owned in private collections. Now
based in Cape Town, much of his work now comprises portrait commissions.
What Inspires Him
Art has played a major role in his life and it has transformation and liberated his spirit, he has always felt this void deep down
inside him and no matter what, he always come back to art, it is the one constant thing in his life that he is extremely
committed to! Most of his inspiration comes from all things natural; the mood of an environment and the figures in that
environment. He enjoys creating sensual nudes and loves to show the inner emotions of people, places, animals and that is
why his figures have an essential spiritual sense, sometimes even abstract. He reveres the moments of inspirational reflection
when his artwork takes on a life of its own. The Divine moves him as he glimpses the indescribable, a window into another
existence. It is as if he receives acumen from a Divine Source and the result is an image that emanates and vibrates with
emotion making a deep connection with a resonating soul, spreading light and love through his artistic works.
His Poem The Sun Of Freedom has been published in ]The Ground's Ear, contemporary verse from South Africa Poetry
Book in 2011. He achieved Semi-Finalist in (Y.C.S.A.) Young Concrete Sculptor Awards Competition in 2012 He is the winner
of the Working Title 365] art contest
"I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels
Vincent Van Gogh
He has sold artwork in South Africa and overseas!
2012 Young Concrete Sculptor Awards
2013 Online Exhibition Working Title 365
2013 -2014 Group Exhibition at Studio 41
2015 Unsung Gallery
2016 Luni Gallery
2017 AVA Gallery - Group Exhibition
2018 FanCon Exhibit
2019 A5 Group Exhibition
2020 Baz-Art Mural Painting
2020 Zeitz MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa)
Graphic Design / Self Taught Artist / Spier Arts Academy
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