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Jean Du Plessis

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As he takes me through his gallery, I notice that his work is truly awe-inspiring, and the sheer size of the canvases as well as the contrasting use of black and white, texture, and the occasional use of text create a seamless unity of simplicity and complexity. On his return to South Africa, du Plessis was more inspired than ever, causing him to paint with passion and fervour.

Using oil, acrylic, and gypsum plaster to create texture, he combines mediums according to what his mood dictates at the time. There is no one structure that he sticks to, and he prefers this spontaneity to reflect a sense of originality. “If you stay.......more >