Fanie Buys explores replication and reciprocity through his figurative painting practice. Born in the hamlet of Hermanus in 1993, Buys graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2016 and had his first solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town. Buys' artistic process begins with a curatorial approach. He uses an emotional stimulus to construct a narrative for his work by drawing on the plethora of raw imagery that exists in the media and spaces around him. Buys’ paintings document pop culture, contemporary imagining of portraiture, space, place and ceremony as augmented by his own perspective.