Born in South Africa on the 24th of June 1981, a self-taught Post-Apartheid South African artist is a descendant of the renowned 19th Century English painter John Thomas Baines.
Bastiaan van Stenis, of half Dutch, half South African descent, grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where in 2000 he began to fully dedicate himself to painting and commenced exhibiting his work, an endeavour that he continues to this day.
In his own words, “What drives me is the process, the creating, and the creation itself is just another stop on the way. His paintings are expressed using a diverse range of tools and mediums including paint, cloth, encaustic wax, hair, glues and collage. His other projects include taxidermy, sculpture and composition of music.