Featured: Brendon Erasmus

Pollination Zones
Pollination Zones

 

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

 

www.brendonerasmus.com

 

The hunt
The hunt
Orbiting refuse
Orbiting refuse
The ants go marching in
The ants go marching in
The land rapists
The land rapists
Snakebite
Snakebite
Hear evil,see evil, do evil
Hear evil,see evil, do evil
It's all going down the tube#1
It’s all going down the tube#1
t's all going down the tube#2
It’s all going down the tube#2
It's all going down the tube#3
It’s all going down the tube#3
t's all going down the tube#4
t’s all going down the tube#4
Beet of the heart
Beet of the heart
Fairway farming
Fairway farming
The salmon swim upstream
The salmon swim upstream
Lumia Construct#1
Lumia Construct#1
Lumia Construct#2
Lumia Construct#2
The buck stops dead(in the land of milk and honey)
The buck stops dead(in the land of milk and honey)
Divide, conquer, scar
Divide, conquer, scar
The end (that's all folks!)
The end (that’s all folks!)

 

 

2 Comments

  1. This work is amazing.

    Everytime I see something new by Brendon, I am astounded by the scope of his ability. I think he translates his ideas onto the canvas better than any artist I have ever seen. Keep up the good work.

  2. Awesome work. Great Artist.