Hanno van Zyl: Running After the Perspective Hidden Deep Inside!

  • Design
  • 19 September 2017
19 September 2017, Tuesday
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Hanno van Zyl is an indipendent artist, designer and illustrator from South Africa. He self describe his perspective as “explores the overlooked narratives of everyday South African objects and spaces with an acutely critical eye.”

One of the his works is illustrating a popsicle. However, it is not a simple popsicle, its stick is a knife! It seems a bit scary at first glance but it has a deep perspective behind it. He describes the message and creation process of this artwork as following:

“The artwork was created as a reaction to a brief I received as a graphic design student at the University of Stellenbosch. The task was to observe your environment and package a concept or an idea that you observe. At the time I was living in a very typical conservative Afrikaans suburb in Cape Town. In these spaces the old mindset of apartheid is still very prevalent and often these communities harbour false fears and anxieties because of their own racial prejudice. On the surface all seems peacefull and calm, but there lies deep seated hatred and fear beneath the surface. This idea, that our fears and anxieties are often sugar coated and self inflicted, is what I attempted to capture.”

It is possible to see van Zyl’s other Works on his web site.

Hanno van Zyl

Hanno van Zyl

Hanno van Zyl

Hanno van Zyl

Hanno van Zyl

Hanno van Zyl