Location: South Africa
As an Artist, Riaan is always looking for new and exciting projects to work on. He is open to suggestions
and commitions from all over the world...
Riaan's sketches are truly unique in their style and construction. They bring to us a strong but gentle
view of his world and focus on the nostalgic beauty, movement, pattern and life that are found in the
world around us. Many collectors and critique's marvelled at the way he confidently commits paint and
charcoal to his large canvases.
Van Zyl has worked with known artists and has been part of an extensive number of group exhibitions.
A lot of reading, visual research and though goes into every single work. This creates a lot of substance that
I then leave open for the viewers to come to their own conclusions”. Riaan speaks passionately about his art
and with a smile says: “I usually get very much into what I do. I would forget the world around me and end up
being covered in charcoal as much as the canvas”.
Riaan’s approach to sketching and painting is refined and expressionistic. He is concerned with the
movement and quality of marks within his overall compositions. A patchwork of mark making including stripes,
complex lines combine in harmonious brush strokes within his different but
recognized subject matter. Riaan is a member of the 'ART Professionals Worldwide', 'Association of Art Museum
Curators', 'Dubai Business Network', etc. He worked within a closed society of artists in Kalkbay and has exhibited
around the world.
He continues to exhibit regularly both locally and internationally and is currently showing his works in galleries
around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. He has recently hosted his very successful 16th solo exhibition
-'Pulse' in conjunction with Vergenoegd Wine Estate at the 'NGR' in Buitengracht street, Cape Town
Riaan's work is truly unique in its style and construction. It brings to us a strong but gentle view of his world and
focus on his dedication of becoming one of the most recognized artist in the world.