Jean Luc

Jean Luc
(b. 1998) was born in Rwanda and moved Cape Town with his family in 2007. His paintings often feature abstracted blue alien like subjects - a reference to the alienation experienced by foreigners and refugees. Painting the figures blue and in abstract shapes heightens the concept of “othering” and the notion that they don’t belong in certain places and narratives. These almost unrecognisable figures, amplified by the use of simple lines, allow anyone who has ever felt ousted to identify with the images.

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