Fanie Buys

(b 1993South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town)

Although Fanie Buys paints many subjects, his practice is centered around figurative oil painting. Drawing on the plethora of pop-culture archives available online, his work functions as a diary written in an autodidactic vernacular of paparazzi shots, lost family photos, and screenshots. Buys uses these adrift images to anchor personal experiences, whilst simultaneously aiming to try and provide a kind of buoy to the viewer.

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