ARTIST STATEMENT

Juan Stockenstroom is an emerging photographic artist with an irreverent approach to playing with imagery. Curious about the way in which visual content impacts society, Stockenstroom’s work focuses on the mundane and subtle twists of everyday life, which, when forced in the post-production process creates images of intriguing visual-hyperbole.

BIOGRAPHY

As a child Stockenstroom excelled at drawing and loved to make comic books filled with his own imaginary characters. Later as an adult, he enrolled in life drawing classes at Central St Martins, London.  During his course, he became frustrated with the process of achieving realism in his sketches as he preferred to distort the shapes and proportions of his characters. This is still key in his work which plays out in his use of digital manipulation.

Fiction plays a big part in his work. He is influenced by the over-dramatized performance, hard lighting, technicolor and eerie cinematic orchestral music of vintage American horror, thriller and Sci-fi cinema.  Other influences include Francis Bacon, Cubism, and William Blake.


 

CONTACT

e:  studio@juanstockenstroom.com

t: (South Africa) +27 (0) 765529270

 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS,AWARDS & PRESS

Education:

2002 City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts, South Africa

2010 Central St Martins, London, United Kingdom

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 PH Centre - Photography Gallery, Cape Town - South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 Thread Count - Unseen Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 Nuit de l’Année at Les Rencontres d’Arles - France

2014 Cape Town - Month of Photography – South Africa

Awards:

2017 IPOY Award - Fine Art - 2nd Winner - Silver

2013 Colour Awards - Honourable Mentions - Fine Art

2013 Colour Awards - Honourable Mentions - Portraiture

2012 Lucies International Photographic Awards - Honourable Mention - Fine Art

2012 Lucies International Photographic Awards - Honourable Mention

Print Publications:

2018 Fogtdals FotoTestamente, Photos I will always remember, Denmark

2017 Der Greif -10th Jubilee Edition, Germany

Online Publications:

2018 Aint-Bad - Interview

2017 Der Greif Guest Blog  

2017 Der Greif Artist Feature  

2017 Paper Journal

2017 The Latent Image

2017 Subject Matter

2016 Igant

2016 African Digital Art

2015 Between 10 and 5

2014 Between 10 and 5

Workshops and Lectures:

2017 Lalela Project / City Varsity
2014 Cape Town School of Photography

 

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