Rikus Ferreira: There's No Leaving Now
One of the artists to be showcased at a new exhibition in Johannesburg titled The Wonders of the Universe Vol.1, Cape Town-based Rikus Ferreira is a virtuoso of tiny details and teeming irony; crafting universes that linger comically between fiction and truth. Amidst his endearing penchant for otherworldly creatures and imagery, Ferreira's art speaks with a profound sense of ‘the real’: it begs you to look a little deeper, and then leaves you with a smile and a few internal questions. His work is akin to reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince: bursts of magic, beauty and bizarre narratives... yet