Andre serfontein - Slimi
I live in Cape Town and although I have always created art it became a full time occupation three years ago. Drawing, painting and sculpting are all different ways for me to explore the human form. It fascinated me how subtle changes in expression, colour or light can affect the mood of a painting. My intention isn’t to capture an ideal or present the pinnacle of beauty. I distort and exaggerate certain physical features to capture, amplify and accentuate the essence of my subjects.
I look for interesting faces, for details that I can interpret, for ways to heighten what I see. I’m drawn to a bold, resilient beauty that’s imperfect and asymmetrical, the rare magnetism of men and women who are truly comfortable in their skin.