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Vusi Beauchamp (b. Limpopo, South Africa, 1979) studied printmaking and painting at the Tshwane University of Technology and Graphic Design at Damelin. He currently lives and works in Johannesburg and Pretoria. He describes his work as encompassing being an artist, multimedia design and art director. Beauchamp’s paintings are created by using various methods, including spray painting and stenciling as well as materials such as crayons, charcoal, oil sticks and acrylic paints. His work comments on social issues, politics and events that make up the current South African social/political landscape, and are considered the artistic version of satirical journalism and social critique, often somewhat controversial. Humour is an important ingredient, and is heightened through the typical ‘stereotyping’ by the media of our country’s politics and politicians.