Andre Serfontein

Andre Serfontein is a designer, illustrator, painter and sculptor living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with a National Diploma in Graphic Design from Cape Technikon in 1983 and worked in various advertising agencies as a designer and illustrator before turning to his art full-time. His first solo exhibition, ‘True to Nature’, was shown at the Glen Carlou Gallery in Paarl in 2019. Since 1995, Andre has also been involved in numerous group exhibitions in spaces across South Africa. 

Andre states that his intention is not to “capture an ideal or present the pinnacle of beauty. I distort and exaggerate certain physical features to capture, amplify and accentuate the essence of my subjects. I look for interesting faces, for details that I can interpret, for ways to heighten what I see. I’m drawn to a bold, resilient beauty that’s imperfect and asymmetrical… The rare magnetism of men and women who are truly comfortable in their skin.”