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Ryan Hewett

b.1979, Cape Town, South Africa. Ryan Hewett is a Cape Town-based artist who is renowned for his evocative portraits that explore the inner journey of soul-searching, relying principally on the intuitive processes of memory and imagination. Using a variety of oil painting techniques, from brushes to knives, Hewett’s extensive knowledge draws on renowned movements within art history. His structured forms and psychedelic colors allude to Cubist portraits and Surrealist landscapes, while his body-length portraits recall Renaissance medical diagrams of the human anatomy. (Courtesy of Unit Gallery, London).
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