Jaco Benade has always sought to explore the intersection between Classical and Contemporary art. He has explored classical techniques and ability with modern composition and subject matter both in his portraiture and montage work . The result is often a type of disjointed nostalgia or melancholy, a recurrent theme in his work.  Benade ventures into the shadows of life - although he always try to capture it with restraint - some obscurity leaves something for the imagination.

Nationality: South African

Residence: Port Elizabeth, South Africa