Kyle Jardine is a Cape Town based visual artist, working in a contemporary pop art style. His work has a quirk and naivety that brings charm and personality to the ordinary. Kyle has largely focused on architectural themes, both interior and exterior breathing a new life into usual objects. Influenced by the old and new, with an appreciation for history, heritage, prints, pop culture, interior design, and fashion. Kyle continues to grow and evolve as an artist, so does his musings for new subject matter.
“My work is predominantly architecturally focused, drawing inspiration from local heritage buildings. Whether Victorian, Edwardian or Cape Dutch, the structural details, shape and design of Cape Town’s buildings fascinate me. I enjoy capturing street scenes, the crowded overlapping buildings, the juxtaposition of the old and new world, as well as the detailed facades of historic buildings. The joy, for me, is in the quirks; the patterns, the unexpected shapes, the squiggly lines. There is something new that is awakened by giving these majestic buildings a comical style in the interpretation.
My love for design, décor, art and fashion also extends into the creation of interior-style illustrated pieces. Color, prints, antique furnishings or chic modern styling all inspire the creation of comical and quirky reimagined spaces.”