Brendon Erasmus is an artist and musician living and working in Pretoria. Having studied Fine Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology, he specialises in painting, but has more recently started experimenting with new media projects like video mapping.
Brendon’s work addresses the topics of globalization and censorship, and explores their effects on humanity. An extract from his artist’s statement reveals more: “Censorship conceals and exposes at the same time. It is a cloak under which the shape of things is revealed and, like the most sacred of things in life, a ruse if you will. But if there is anything left in this world that is sacred, my work cannot reflect it wholly, and will attempt to reveal only pieces of it. Tainted by their surroundings, these sacred parts of the whole are juxtaposed against their opposition: the ailing human condition and the dynamic end of all things.”
Adding to the sense of personal belonging within his work, elements of his home (such as trees from his garden or rooms from his house) are often included. Explaining further, Brendon states: “If I was trying to find out what is at the heart of humanity, I would need to find out what is at the heart of my humanity.”
Brendon is also part of a band called Late Night Fox, go here for a listen: soundcloud.com/late-night-fox