Simone Verfaille (b. 1995, Cape Town, South Africa) creates through the folds and layers of her life. After earning her BA(Hons) Fine Art from Stellenbosch University in 2018, she had a break from the art world, before returning in 2023 with renewed passion and perspective. To Simone, art is not merely a product but a process that extends beyond the canvas. It mirrors the way we experience, navigate, and embrace life's ever-evolving nature. She believes that life, in all its facets, is best captured through the intricate layers that compose it. In all her work, she strives to capture the depth and richness of life, whether it be the present moment or memories. Each layer of paint represents a distinct memory, a fragment of time, or a moment of existence. To Simone, layers hold the power to create depth and dimensionality. Through layering, she’s able to process the multitude of narratives that shape our and her existence, both weaving together the personal and the universal. Her works become a captivating interplay of colors, forms, and textures, where she hopes to capture the folds and layers of her own sense of self, life and expression. Simone uses her artistic expression not only as a medium for self-discovery but also as a means to find her voice and articulate the profound beauty and complexity of the world.