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Endangered species - They are disappearing
An exhibition of paintings by Johan Steyn
20 July 2018 to 7 August 2018
Art is intrinsically part of Johan Steyn’s being - he was raised by the foremost batik artist in the country. Whilst playing in his dad’s studio, the smell of art and paint intoxicated him. He says: ‘I think I could paint before I could talk’.
He qualified as a die-sinker and engraver in 1992 and started his artistic career as a professional engraver at the South African Mint where he designed and developed circulation and collector coins for several countries including South Africa.
Nature is his greatest inspiration. ‘I live in a country where fauna and flora are abundant. Namibia’s almost desolation begs to be committed to canvas. I find stimuli in South Africa’s east and west coasts.’