Vusi Beauchamp (b 1979) studied printmaking and painting at the Tshwane University of Technology and Graphic Design at Damelin.
He describes his work as encompasses being an artist, multimedia designer, and art director. His paintings are created by using various methods, including spray painting and stencilling as well as materials such as crayons and acrylic paints. His work comments on social issues, politics and events that make up the South African social landscape. His works are the artistic version of satirical journalism and social critique, often controversial. Humour is an important ingredient, and is heightened through the typical ‘stereotyping’ by the media of our country’s politics and politicians.
His solo exhibitions include: Featured artist in the Collector’s Room, Fried Contemporary Pretoria, (2016) Woordfees, Stellenbosch(2016); Paradyse of the Damned, Pretoria art museum (2015); Smoking Cheese, Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg (2009).
He has participated in numerous group exhibitions: Cape Town Art Fair (2016); Twenty: Art in the Time of Democracy which was a travelling exhibition, first shown at Appalachian State University, North Carolina, the Pretoria Art Museum and the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery. His work has also shown on exhibitions such as Capital: Present, Fried Contemporary (2015); Protest at the Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg (2015); Between Democracies 1989 – 2014: Memory and Commemoration at Constitution Hill (2015); Johannesburg Art Fair (2015); and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2014).