Ari Hersch is a self-taught artist born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hersch attended the renowned Greenside Design Centre Collage where he received multiple awards and accolades on various architectural and design projects. After receiving his degree with distinction in Interior Architecture and Design, Hersch was headhunted by South African Architect and designer Mokena Makeka to work at his Cape Town based office.
He has been passionate about art since a very young age after studying and learning about artists such as Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba and Ben Macala. His style, subject choice and works are still heavily influenced by these masters today. He has had works featured in Group and solo exhibitions at key galleries and shows in South Africa, including Arts on Main and the Johannesburg Turbine Art Fair.
Hersch cannot be confined to a single medium. He mixes formats, experiment with various materials and constantly aim to innovate. His skillsets are constantly evolving while using a number of mediums such as pencil, pen, charcoal, water colour, acrylic, oil paint and now digital. Hersch enjoys pushing the boundaries and is currently experimenting with the use of technology in the artistic space. He is working on a series of digital works that will be issued and released as NFT’s, “Non-Fungible Tokens” (a Blockchain technology) on major trading platforms.