In our latest issue we spotlight three contemporary, Cape Town-based artists, who are well-positioned to rise to new heights this year. Watch this space.
South African born, sensational, and self-taught – Dion Cupido, the accidental artist, serendipitously discovered his unrevealed abilities while helping a friend with a school project. Today, he’s a force to be reckoned with in the art world.
Abstract in his approach, with a love affair for African-Pop Art Portraits and Urban Escapes, Cupido’s medium of choice, industrial ink, is eclectic and most certainly unusual. In the early stages, Cupido renounced his initial exploration of realism, wrestled with flawless idealism and then began producing expressive, bold, abstract pieces with purpose.
His work, true to its genre (in his case industrial paint and oils), possess the authenticity which he believes mankind has to a certain extent, disregarded. Cupido’s career kicked off with an exhibit at the Pea-Nut Gallery in 1998, and less than a decade later he’s undoubtedly made his mark on the contemporary Cape Town art scene.
Visit the Worldart Gallery in Church Street, Cape Town to view some of Dion’s work www.worldart.co.za.