Zak van Biljon Matterhorn (Switzerland) , INV Nbr. BIL16001
Zak van Biljon Lost Lake (Whistler, Canada) , INV Nbr. BIL16002
Zak van Biljon Valvestino (Italy) , INV Nbr. BIL16003
Zak van Biljon Pontresina #1 (Switzerland) , INV Nbr. BIL16004
Zak van Biljon Stage (Milan, Italy) , INV Nbr. BIL16005
Zak van Biljon Bolgenach Allgau (Germany) , INV Nbr. BIL16006
Zak van Biljon Seealpsee (Switzerland) , INV Nbr. BIL16007
Zak van Biljon Ferns (Vancouver Island, Canada) , INV Nbr. BIL16008
Zak van Biljon Sproat Lake (British Columbia) , INV Nbr. BIL16009
Zak van Biljon Via Martiri della LibertÓ , INV Nbr. BIL16010
Zak van Biljon Museo del Novecento (Milano) , INV Nbr. BIL16011
Biography / Bibliography
Red turf is the homeland of Zak van Biljon. The South African photographer, born 1981, spent his childhood and teenage years in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. 2003 he graduated as best student at the National College of Photography. With a study of black & white printing – ironically, for someone who grew up under the colourful impressions of the Rainbow Nation.
In 2004 he left the country and emigrated to Europe. It was in Rome, where he discovered another sunlight and in London, where he scored himself on top of booking lists for prestigious underground labels. He continued his career as a part-time commercial photographer in Zurich, Switzerland, exerting his mastery to his fine art projects.
His work range from digital to analog with skills in contemporary advertising and modern art photography. His main focus is the directorial handling of light – as shown in his recent art work, capture the world in infrared. The world seen in red and pink colours provides a new and impressive insight to reality as we know it.
Exclusive exhibition at Tournemine Gallery Gstaad since December 2016.