De Wet Bevan
Bevan De Wet was born in Johannesburg South Africa, on the 1st of March 1985. De Wet studied printmaking at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, under the mentorship of Dominic Thorburn, Christine Dixie and Diane Victor. After completing his Fine Art degree with distinction, he began working as an artist and printing his own work at Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, where he also taught etching. De Wet has since returned to Rhodes for 2 semesters to teach and work on his own art. At the end of 2010 he returned to JHB where he began working as a Collaborative Printer at David Krut. He now works at Artist Proof Studio full time as a professional printmaker, print technician, academic facilitator and is an independent practicing artist. He has worked with artists such as Gerhard Marx, Walter Oltmann and William Kentridge. In 2012 Bevan was awarded a fellowship from the Ampersand Foundation and also received the Thami Mnyele Art on Paper Merit Award. Bevan works primarily on paper , and explores various forms of printmaking such as etching, linocut, monotype and screenprinting; often in combination. His working approach consists of building layers of seemingly abstract shapes, colours and linear patterns to form well-defined and dense structures.