John-Michael Metelerkamp

John-Michael Metelerkamp was born in 1982 and is based in Knysna, South Africa. From an early age he showed a talent for drawing. It became a constant practice for him to draw on paper. He also kept creating drawings throughout his difficulties with substance abuse. (He would destroy most of the work.) From his late teens and up until his early thirties he experienced a challenging period emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Ultimately he was sent to a neurological clinic. The ensuing months saw him on the couch in front of the TV. He was cast from the couch when his brother presented him with an ultimatum. “Paint!” he said. And so John-Michael did just that. And since late 2013, he hasn’t stopped.

John-Michael Metelerkamp
Folly Blossom 19

Folly Blossom, 2020

Split, 2019

Split 7
Nekkies 44

Nekkies, 2019

Gateway Series, 2017

Following Pools
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Keepers, 2017

Rainbow Charlie, 2017

Rainbow Charlie 3
General Handshake

South Africa, 2017

Temple Series, 2017

Silence Apparatus
The Pink Lady's Delusion 29

The Pink Lady's Delusion, 2016-2017

Las, 2016

Las 5
Still Life 18

Still Life, 2015

Contortion - Distortion, 2014