About the artist

Frederik Wepener is an artist from South Africa who has worked in the fields of art, design and illustration for 15 years.

His recent series of work showcases his obsession with detail, contrast and texture in a medium not often utilized by fine artists: the ballpoint pen. On closer inspection you will notice that these large scale drawings contain a surprising amount of detail and interwoven textures, all painstakingly etched with the small nib of a pen. “The Scorched Bushveld series was inspired by a scene I had witnessed while hiking in the African bushveld; I came across a large area completely blackened by veld fire, and amongst the soot and ashes were the remains of trees which bared the patterns and texture of years of growth, now frozen in a charred state.”