Visual Art

Traditional Art

Riaan has been working in a representational style for most of his artistic career, painting and sketching landscapes and still lifes since he was a young boy. Early in his high school years (1999) he won the junior entrepreneurial award of the year in what was then known as Pietersburg [Polokwane], South Africa, for making art and selling his art in local art shops.

Conceptual Art


In 2016 to 2019 Riaan embraced conceptual art as a modality to study his cultural context. It was this incentive together with the mentorship of Majak Bredell in her northern Drakensberg studio that brought about the Visibility body of work.

Surrealist Art

Anima Mundi

Commissioned Interior & Architectural 

Rolfontein Nature Reserve Residential Artwork

Art Merit Awards

Merit Award: Sanlam junior entrepreneur of the year as a self-employed artist (1999)
Merit Award: Springs arts and music festival, A+ Diploma for painting (2000)
Merit Award: Johannesburg East Rand Arts competition, 1st place for painting (2000)
Merit Award: TUT, Certificate for best overall achievement in Communication Design (2009)
Merit Award: TUT, Certificate for best overall achievement in Drawing (2009)

Art Exhibitions

Haenertsburg Arts & Crafts Fair, Haenertsburg (1998)
Bosveld Jagters Vereniging, Pietersburg [Polokwane] (2000)
Marie Vermeulen Breedt Gallery, Brooklyn (2009)
Chris Tugwell Gallery, Brooklyn (2009)
Dimitrov Gallery, Dullstroom (2013)
Golden Goose Art Gallery, Southdowns (2015)
Solo exhibition, VISIBILITY, Trent Art Gallery, Waterkloof (2019)
Group exhibition, Respek Gallery, Waverley (2019)