Artwork by Jaques Vrey


“My work aims to portray the rich cultural, social, politically diverse and natural wealth resources of South Africa. This is done through highly finished, large scale, classical oil paintings, showcasing the country’s untapped opportunities and potential. The subject matter and themes draw from history, as well as current events unique to South Africa, portraying our country as beautiful, graceful, classical, successful and abundant. This stands in stark contrast to the curio canvasses portraying either wildlife or traditionally pitiful, uneducated South Africans in poverty. This vision will capture the complexity of a proud society, while adding commentary through symbolism and veiled meaning.”