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Stephan Erasmus



Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Dimensions: varies
Media: Digital Print on paper

Artist's / designer's statements

Erasmus is an artist based in Johannesburg, He works with the manipulation of text into a visual format.

The book is a set of 5 frames, with each frame containing a selection of shredded text. Due to the framing size the shredded sheets create a horizontal line.


Type of book work: Editioned / printed work
Dimensions: 150 x 290 x 10 closed
Media: Digital Print on archival paper with Belgium secret binding

Artist's / designer's statements

Due to his use of text and the encryption of the text the works fits well into the production of artists' books.

The book contain images that resembles diagrams drawn in planning a football match.

Artist / Curator


2007 Completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand
1999 B-Tech degree with Honours in Fine Art at the Technikon Witwatersrand (T. W. R.) now called the University of Johannesburg (UJ)
1997 Completed National Diploma in Fine Art at T.W.R. (Merit Award). Majors: Sculpture and Printmaking

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Line Structure, Hazard Gallery Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2013 Restructure, NIROX projects, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2011 Hartland, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 Hartland, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2008 Die Middernag Son (Midnight Sun), Woord Fees, University of Stellenbosch Museum
Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Booknesses, FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
2017 Anama Anamé, Semaphore Gallery, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2017 Bibliophilia, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2016 Zero, SoMa ART + Space, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2016 I had a dream last night (but I can't remember what it was)
No End Contemporary


2009 Merit Award ABSA L'Atelier art competition.
2008 Top 10 ABSA L'Atelier art competition.
1997 Merit Award T.W.R.

Fellowships and Residencies

2011 Stiftung kunst:raum Sylt Quelle Foundation, Sylt, Germany
2004 Ampersand foundation, New York, USA


RNB, USAID, Ernest & Young Corporate Collection, Red Pepper Productions, Four Seasons, Benetton Foundation, Telkom Foundation, ATKV, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt (Artist Book Collection), Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Hollard Insurance Ltd (SA), ABSA Collection, St King Stephan Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (Artist Book Collection), UNISA Artist Book Collection as well as several private collections nationally and internationally including Jack Ginsberg Artists' Books collection.

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