90x65cm acrylic on canvas
Ever since I was a small child, I have had the nickname Superman as my name is very close to that of a famous actor who played in several Superman movies. I painted this self portrait for the 2017 SANLAM portrait awards. It was selected as a finalist from among 1500 entries from across South Africa. I wanted to use extreme lighting without using normal chiaroscuro. I stood in the braai room of my house in the late afternoon sunlight and completed it over 4 days.