Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
I'm the least trendy person in the world. Me as a trend is my favourite right now.
Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Thats a hard one. I’d say Alexis Prellers. His work is complex, detailed and very unusual.
If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Any of my dear late Mothers work would be great!
Pick three artists who you would be honored to exhibit with – and why
My Mom, Doron Langberg, Egon Shiele.
How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?
Ya I always wanted to be an artist. I had alot of encouragment and so I started and then I stopped and then I started again!
What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
Beauty, Confidence, Strength, Power
What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?
I dance and sing a lot while making my artworks.
Tell us more about your creative process.
Magicians never reveal their secrets.
Do you believe an artist should use their platform to influence society? Why?
Yes Sure. Art can influence society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time
Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
A Portrait I did of my Parents when I was younge
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
After giving up art I’d say my best achievment was getting back into and sticking in it.
What are your aspirations for the future?
Read more in a studio visit and interview with Chris Denovan (2018)