Born in South Africa and having lived across the world, Eddie refers to himself as a 'global citizen'. His work is born from people watching - it is indifferent and sentimental, humorous and political. Predicated upon a profound interest in human nature and culture, Botha makes the viewer think and smile, depicting his subjects as caught up in the cacophony of every day life, relationships and politics.
An educator, comedian, activist and artist, Botha's approach to art and life has bewitched audiences in Australia and abroad. He has completed residencies in New York, Singapore and Melbourne and is represented in numerous collections. In 2016, his work roamed Melbourne as part of its Art Tram program - turning heads with every ding.