Andre Serfontein

Andre Serfontein, “Cityslicker”, Date Unknown, Oil on Board, 24.5 x 30.5 cm, Private Collection

Andre Serfontein lives and works in Cape Town. After graduating with a National Diploma in Graphic Design from Cape Technikon in 1983, he worked in adverting agencies as a designer and illustrator.

Serfontein’s intention isn’t to capture an ideal or present the pinnacle of beauty. He distorts and exaggerates certain physical features to capture, amplify and accentuate the essence of his subjects. He look for interesting faces, for details that can be interpreted, for ways to heighten what he sees. Serfontein is 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.

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