Hi Creatives! Today we have an awesome chat with Henry Pieterse . He tells us about his work , his passion and what inspires him. Enjoy!
Who is Henry Pieterse and what do you do?
I’m the weird guy, that usually sit around and say nothing, but rather observe and take in everything around me, and drawing at every given moment. Oh, how I love drawing. Also an interaction design student at The Open Window School of Visual Communication, hoping to finish my studies this year.
Hi Creatives! So the rain finally decided to chill for a min and let the sun in. Awesome! Now we can sit back and have a look at the wonderful work that is Hendry Pieterse. Enjoy!
How would you define your style or art?
Well thought of? I always try to tell a story with hidden meanings in my work, often more than one in humorous fashion. As for visual representation, I prefer a black & white etching style with some harsh shadows, almost romantic, but at the same time very clean and simplified. It allows for much more dramatic images and details. Mostly it depends on what I’m trying to communicate.
What inspires your work?
Music, people, our amazing country and cultures within it. But mostly people, they really offer so much to work with. They fascinate me to be honest.
What are you currently working on?
I’m doing a controversial comic booklet about a social issue in South Africa. ‘Uhuru’, quite confronting.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
Observe and draw everyday, anything, anywhere, but you have to draw as much as you possibly can.
Where can our readers follow your work?
Jean Claude van Damme or Steven Seagal?
Obviously van Damme. There’s no sense of style in any Seagal work.