Multi-talented artist Fadiel Hermans, from Westridge, whose work is currently on display at the Artist Gallery, in Bree Street, in the Cape Town CBD, says he’s thrilled to also have his paintings exhibited in other parts of the world, including Kassel Stadt in Germany and Detroit City in America.
Closer to home, his work has also been used in the school curriculum for art pupils and as part of the matric preliminary exams over the past few years.
“My work is mostly contemporary painting, addressing social and current issues. Social criticism, I would say.”
Hermans is among a few of SA artists who was selected by the Artist Gallery to have their work exhibited abroad, including at the Documenta Art Fair, in Kassel Stadt, which takes place every five years.
“And I had an exhibition in Detroit with 1XRun Gallery where 12 of my artworks were displayed and sold,” he said.
“To paint, express myself, to tell my stories and to see my work go to all corners of the globe, was once just the pipe dream of a young Cape Flats boytjie. Today I am thankful, humbled and appreciative of the favours of my Creator.
“Hopefully, I can inspire a kid somewhere on the Cape Flats to reach for their dreams,” he said.