Born in Zimbabwe where he spent his first 14 years, Shane Bonsujet is a contemporary artist now based in Melbourne, creating works that are inspired by life. With an emotionally driven style that covers outsider art, primitive and naive expressions, as well as touching on traditional inspirations, Shane's goal is for his artwork to feed the soul and inspire the mind.
With a foundation in wildlife and realistic art, Shane grew to discover a love for cartoons and illustration, and was inspired by a variety of artists such as Picasso, Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat and others. With a current focus on naive and neo-expressionistic styles, Shane's art draws from his experiences, memories, knowledge and thoughts, allowing him an endless supply of reference.
"I often reflect on my work as exploring refined ideas in an unfiltered manner. The consistency comes in my work being free flowing and purely instinctual regardless of style. I embrace imperfection and painting is an intuitive but cathartic process for me. " – Shane Bonsujet