Barry van der Westhuizen’s work stems from observations and mapping. It is the mapping of these observations that places them within a particular landscape of thought and interpretation. Mapping has always been a large part of his art practice, using symbols keys, and markers to create alternative viewing modes of imaginative geography or that of personal geography to help and assist with making sense of the world around him.
Barry van der Westhuizen born in 1990, is a Pretoria-based artist and Printmaker. He completed his BAFA at the University of Pretoria (2013) and later completed his MTech FA degree at The University of Johannesburg (2018). He continued to work in several sectors of the art world where he has assisted several artists with their installations, setup, and productions. Currently, he is working and assisting artists with the production of Fine Art prints. Barry specializes in Etching, Relief, monotype, silkscreen, and stone lithography.