Colijn Strydom

Colijn Strydom



Colijn confesses

that his influences include Mesopotamian Art, Goya, and Reader’s Digest magazine.

Colijn remembers

  • paging through old copies of Reader’s Digest, where he first discovered art and artists.
  • being entranced by Mesopotamian Art, Goya’s ‘Saturn devouring his children’ and David’s ‘Death of Marat’.
  • seeing Diane Victor’s drawings when he was in high school, and how it opened his mind up to what drawing could do.

Colijn questions

  • his male Afrikaner identity, but with a touch of humour and irony.
  • rather than answers.

Colijn has

  • a Fine Arts degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from the University of Stellenbosch, where he has also taught.
  • lectured at Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, and The Ruth Prowse School of Art.
  • exhibited throughout South Africa, including his latest solo show at 99 Loop in Cape Town; ‘Dwell in Possibility’ at the Centenary Gallery, University of Free State; ‘Back to the Future I’ at Dawid Ras Gallery; Investec Cape Town Art Fair; and ‘Cape Town Salon 18/19’ at the AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
  • had work shown at The Affordable Art Fair in Belgium with the Dyman Gallery.