Gina van der Ploeg
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Still Life 18, 2015
Archival inkjet image on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
29.7 x 42cm
John-Michael Metelerkamp was born in Knysna, South Africa on the 1st October 1982. From an early age he showed a keen interest in comic books like Beano and Dandy. Inspired by these books he began creating his own characters with pencil on paper. After finishing school he worked various jobs for many years. His life, during this period, was a tumultuous one. A major shift occurred when he picked up a paintbrush and began putting paint to canvas. Since late 2013 he hasn’t stopped painting.