South African artist, Jono Dry, was born in Pretoria and raised in the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus, where he has lived, worked and exhibited for most of his young life, Starting his professional career in 2009 he quickly gained traction in the local art scene. After moving to Cape Town his work began to draw international attention through social media and local art competitions.
Entirely self taught, he has developed a unique photorealistic-surrealist style with works often taking months to create, being as large as 1.9m x 1.4m. Dry practices the principles of sacred geometry in all of this works using the golden ratio to compose every details of the drawings.
His surrealistic works explore the relationships between nature, people and psychology. Dry’s recent works are often horned nude figures. These art works explore the journey of introspection, shedding light on darker aspects of our selves. Exposing vulnerability and a sense of apprehension which accompanies the process.