David Brits (b.1987) is a multidisciplinary artist who incorporates printmaking, drawing and painting in his practice. His work explores his identity and context as a young, white man living in present-day South Africa; his art making a way to process the complex history that he has inherited. Brits’ 50ty/50ty artwork speaks to earlier bodies of work – both his Snake Man series and military-themed works – but also signals a departure of sorts from his predominantly monochromatic output, with the introduction of colour. Interestingly, Brits is red-green colour blind; thus the mechanical CMYK layering of the screen printing process offers an alternative approach to exploring the colour spectrum.
To date, Brits has held three solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in across Europe. In 2014 he was awarded a residency at St. Moritz Art Academy in Switzerland.