BEVAN DE WET
Born in 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg.
I’m interested in the symbolic notions of humans as animals...This fascination with anthropomorphism is often likened to mythological stories, fantasies based on these impossible but imaginable creatures...Throughout this process I feel I am developing my own mythology, inventing my own characters to potential stories that are removed from any such context and remain ambiguous or have ambivalent poses. Through decontextualizing them...they remain open to reinterpretation. -One Small Seed
Bevan earned his degree in Fine Arts from Rhodesville University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
-Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, full time printmaker, facilitator and practicing artist (continuing)
-Sylt Foundation Residency, Germany, 2015 (upcoming)
-Solo exhibition, NIROX Foundation, Johannesburg, 2014
-TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, North Carolina, 2014
-Bevan de Wet, Sandra & Philip Gordon Gallery, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, 2013
-Multiplied Art Fair, Christies Auction House, London, 2013
-Ampersand Foundation Fellowship, New York, 2012
Printmaking, etching, screenprinting