Gina van der Ploeg
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Archival inkjet image on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
29.7 x 42cm
South African sculptor and painter Stefan Blom was born in Kimberly in 1963. He studied graphic design at the Witwatersrand Technikon in Johannesburg. Blom began his career in advertising and currently lives and works in Cape Town. Stefan Blom has created his own visual language. Blom is dyslexic, and the effects of dyslexia may have marked his psyche like his secret pictogram language tattooed on his forearm and run under the skin of his figure sculptures. At 8 years old he started drawing little symbols that described events “just to remind myself – because there was nowhere else I could tell a story”.
“To have another language is to possess a second soul” – Charlemagne