Schalk van der Merwe is a mixed media artist from Cape Town, South Africa. If you look at Schalk’s impressive, varied portfolio it might surprise you to learn that Schalk only started exhibiting his art in 2013. Since then his work has been shown and sold all over the world. No surprise, his strong, expressive portraits are intriguing and attractive due to their fierce colors, bold lines and mysterious glances of those depicted. Schalk on his work:
“My work is not reliant on a cognitive process. I believe over thinking can destroy originality. My portraits aren’t about realism, perfection, gender or race. They explore and attempt to capture those qualities and emotions often hidden from view.”
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