My paintings deal with nostalgia, specifically urban areas that hold a particular significance for me or spaces that are in transition. These transitional spaces evoke feelings of wistfulness: vague ideas of regret or longing, sometimes a longing for home, or even a kind of strangeness when you remember a place as both familiar yet alien. I convey these uncanny memories in my paintings with a mix of abstraction and figuration. I like to think of my compositions as straddling a line between a place that is both evocative because it is recognisable, but unsettling because the place or the memory of it can’t be pinned down.


Born 1988, Cape Town, ZA

Graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

Lives and works in London.

Solo exhibitions

2017 — GARAGE: a visual taxonomy of johannesburg, Art Hub Studios, London, GB

Joint exhibitions

2021 — Funhouse with Will Thorburn, Space Bar, Folkestone, GB

As curator

2023 — Nest of Salt, AMP Gallery, London, GB

2022 — Badlands, no format Gallery, London, GB

Selected group exhibitions

2023 — Nest of Salt, AMP Gallery, London, GB

2022 — SFSA Painting Open, no format Gallery, London, GB

2022 — Badlands, no format Gallery, London, GB

2021 — Abstract, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield, GB

2021 — Turps Off-site Leavers Show, Thames-side Studios Gallery, London, GB

2021 — Norval Foundation x Art Gazette, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, ZA

2019 — Fronteer Open, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, GB

2019 — Group show, Ad Lib Gallery, London, GB

2019 — Superette, PADA Studios, Barreiro, PT

2012 — Mistakes, 50 Canterbury Street, Cape Town, ZA

2011 — This Must Be The Place, iArt Gallery, Cape Town, ZA

2010 — I Can Never Sleep on Sundays, Michaelis Graduate Exhibition, Cape Town, ZA

2010 — A One Night Affair, A WORD OF ART, Cape Town, ZA

2009 — Proof of Life, VANSA, Cape Town, ZA

Residencies & programmes

2020-2021 — Turps Art School off-site programme, London, GB

2019 — Artist in residence, PADA Studios, Barreiro, PT

Awards, interviews & publications

2021 — Turps Off-site Leavers Show exhibition catalogue

2020 — Contributing artist for Zone Arts

2020 — In conversation with Saskia Fleishman for PADA's Long Range Studio Visits

2020 — Contributing artist for Art Gazette

2017 — Interview with Hazel Brown for Discovering Tottenham

2010 — I Can Never Sleep on Sundays exhibition catalogue

2010 — Michaelis School of Art graduate exhibition catalogue

2010 — Judy Steinberg Award for painting, Michaelis School of Fine Art

2010 — Work selected for inclusion in the University of Cape Town Art Collection