(b. 1995) is a multidisciplinary artist from Nelson Mandela Bay who now lives and works in Cape Town.Town. His work explores the externalizing of the inner worlds of feeling and thought. Qeren employs a range of characters to denote different parts of the mind and how they interact with each other. Quern’s best-known character is Imaginary Friend, a protagonist who represents relentless hope and child-like ambition. Growing up in various cities, towns and villages in Southern Africa, Qeren embraced art from a young age, not only as a solitary pastime but also as a way to connect with new friends in every new place. Punk-rock, skate culture, hip-hop and street art dominated Qeren’s early exploration of the arts, with a deep love for painting, digital artwork and animation developing later on. Qeren’s work spans virtual and digital mediums, bringing together fine art, prints and collectables and have found form in painting and sculpture, as well as animated, 3D, virtual- and augmented reality works. Intentional meaning is paramount to Qeren’s art practice. Every piece has an intended but incomplete message, inviting the viewer to interpret, project, and ultimately complete the shared pool of meaning. Qeren has exhibited locally and his first online international solo exhibition was held in October 2022 in collaboration with award winning virtual reality company, ROOOM AG, in Jena, Germany.