Eddie Botha - Friendly Animals
Eddie Botha’s work is both personal and indifferent, sentimental and light as he examines human interactions deeply. Born in South Africa, Eddie is a well-travelled multiculturalist, dreamer, comedian, nature lover and activist whose desires for cultural identity and sincere relationships are expressed through his highly detailed drawings and paintings of society and colourful characters.
Combining a love of street art with the sensitivity of penmanship, a series of conversations about human nature, people, technology, media, politics and sexuality unfold before us using a complex language of colour, symbolism and metaphor. Upon first glance you will smile at the beach bum, the suited man and the young punk all mixed together in a whirlpool of modern city living. However, further contemplation of these seemingly sweet figures reveals a darker, more profound meaning embedded within each work- one that is revealing of society’s many moods.