Boytchie (Phillip Newman) was born in 2000 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2022, Newman obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree Cum Laude, majoring in painting and drawing at Stellenbosch University. Boytchie's process starts off with him sketching his ideas on paper which builds a foundation for his paintings. He freely manipulates materials and images, assembling and reconfiguring them with an expressive and gestural approach. His work is composed of mark making, primary colours, geometry and abstract figuration. In this new series of paintings, KESHOUT (2023), he explores the complexities within the rat race of hustle culture. Particularly, the insatiable drive for success and the discontent in material accumulation. He critiques capitalism, the driving force behind our society.
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