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Riaan van zyl
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  • Cape Town
  • South Africa
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March 1, 2000
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
I am...
Riaan van Zyl is a capable visual artist.

capable /kàypeb'l/adj. 1 competent, able, gifted. 2 (foll. by of) a having the ability or
fitness or necessary quality for. b susceptible or admitting of (explanation or improvement
etc.). - capably adv. [Ff.LL capabilis f. L capere hold]
1 able, competent, efficient, proficient, qualified,
experienced, talented, gifted, skilled, skilful, expert,
masterly, masterful, accomplished, apt, adept, clever,
effective, effectual. 2 a (capable of) disposed to, inclined
to, predisposed to; up to; (be capable of) have the
potential to, have it in one to, colloq. have what it takes to...
(Oxford Complete Wordfinder 1993)

be an artist, do art and live art. He is an art addict.
About my artwork
A lot of reading, visual research and though goes into every single work. This creates a lot of substance
that I then leave open for the viewers to come to their own conclusions”. Riaan speaks passionately
about his art and with a smile says: “I usually get very much into what I do. I would forget the world
around me and end up being covered in charcoal as much as the canvas”.

Riaan’s approach to sketching and painting is refined and expressionistic. He is concerned with the
movement and quality of marks within his overall compositions. A patchwork of mark making including
stripes, complex lines combine in harmonious brush strokes within his different but
recognized subject matter. Riaan is a member of the 'ART Professionals Worldwide', 'Association of
Art Museum Curators', 'Dubai Business Network', etc. He workes within a closed society of artists in
Kalkbay and has exhibited in Rome, London, St. Ives and leading galleries around the world.
Artists I like
Damien Hirst, William Kentdrige, Diane Victor, Gordon Froud, Willem Boshoff,
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
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my studio, online

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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 17:04

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