relief from the heat and relief from the pressure of society. Solitude and silence bringing inner calm.
Gert beguiles us with his interpretative snapshots - the stories are told in a single frame, filled sparsely with deceptively simple black line drawings. He exposes uncomfortable truths from ordinary interactions, and finds beauty in prosaic domesticity as well as awkward erotic moments. His artworks uniquely do not shy away from including the everpresent cellphone in people's lives. Or the indescribable sadness of an irreplaceable loss.
Blessedly based in Cape Town, Gert is also a blogger, devouring
the Afrikaans and Russian literary and movie scenes. As a father of two, daytime means slaving away at IT project management.