Al Luke (ALFA) is a 35-year-old Cape Town native who has been working as creative director of Blacksheep Design Studio since 2008. He first studied art and graphic design in high school at The Frank Joubert Art Centre and later at Cape Technikon (CPUT), where he received his National Diploma. He has worked creatively in all aspects of the advertising industry all the while experimenting within multiple creative fields with varying techniques.
His current focus makes use of an expressive abstract style to visually translate personal and societal connections between humanity and theories within the fields of science, biology, and mathematics. The first showcase of this ongoing project makes use of paper collage and will continue to evolve with a variety mediums and executions.
The intention of the artist is to create and expose a new African style which challenges the definitive global views and opinions of the continent.