Juan Stockenstroom is a South African artist.
He has exhibited in South Africa and Europe. Recently being his first solo show in Cape Town.
Initially working in photography, Stockenstroom abandoned the medium as he found it quite limiting. This realisation allowed him to start focusing on painting. Siting his aesthetic influences from the likes of Jean-Michell Basquiat, and Jean Du Buffett.
His aesthetic universe is multi-layered informed by his experiences growing up as a person of mixed race and heritage (termed as “coloured”) in Post Apartheid South Africa, he extracts from his life experiences to create his work: Reconstructions, riddles and mashups of the lost & distorted historical narratives of Africa and its diaspora. Juxtaposed with mythology, symbolism, cryptology, gang culture and high culture presenting an ambiguous narrative in the work itself.
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