Krisjan Rossouw

About Artist

Krisjan Rossouw. Krisjan Rossouw (Born 1974) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a self-taught photographer with no formal art or photographic training. His work has been acquired by local and international collectors.

 

'we never dreamt of seas...', my second solo exhibition, continues the exploration of identity and silent triumph of the subjects I photograph, first established in my debut series, ‘Dark Paradise’. 
As with ‘Dark Paradise’, the use of light and shadow, of ‘painting with light’ with non-traditional photographic lighting sources is a key signature of my stylistic approach. 
And as before, I believe each model I photograph remains an active collaborator to the process. We work together to find that brief moment of truth in the image.
The previously poetic play of botanical accents from ‘Dark Paradise’ however now evolves to what I see as a deeper, more wistful study. 
An expression of self-amidst the metaphor of broken, lost, and discarded things. 
The still strength of will. 
A quiet war won. 
Krisjan Rossouw 1 April 2015
 
 

EDUCATION

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Roche Bobois Paris (Cape Town Branch) 23 February - 13th March 2017
2017
Meet Gallery Amsterdam November 2016 to February 2017
2016
Haas Collective (A collective of all Krisjan Rossouw's work) Feb - April 2016
2015
The Gallery at Grande Provence – ‘we never dreamt of seas…’ 25 April – 15 May
2013
The Box Gallery Hamburg – ‘Dark Paradise’ 15 December
2013
New Heritage Gallery Cape Town – ‘Dark Paradise’ 13 November
2013 Cape Town Art Fair / Ebony Gallery – ‘Dark Paradise’ 25 October
2013 The Castle of Good Hope Cape Town – ‘Dark Paradise’ 18 April
 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
DF Contemporary Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa March - April 2016
2015
Equus Gallery Cavalli Estate Stellenbosch – ‘Aphrodisiac’ 14 February – 29 March
2014
Equus Gallery Cavailli Estate Stellenbosch – ‘Kingdom’ 9 August – 12 October
2014
CAAM Collective Cape Town – ‘De Waterkant Fringe Art Fair’ 4 September
2014
Rossouw Modern Hermanus – Summer Group Show December
2013
Youngblood Gallery Cape Town 6 June

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015
Milk Decoration Paris January
2015
Belle Magazine Australia January
2014
Conde Nast House & Garden South Africa April
2013
Good Taste – Cover & Feature June
2010
AFI Campaign

 

Gallery

dolphin
the huka
huka