Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal is an outstanding artist who creates emotion and awareness with dancing figures, abstract subjects, beloved wild African animals, landscapes and architectural structures. Being exquisitely inventive in graphic technique and colour theory, he’s had the success of having his own gallery (60% of his clientele is international).
Born in Cape Town in 1978, Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal, who has ten years professional experience, has always had an interest in the creative arts. He did art in school from the age of 5-years-old, finishing his final year in DF Malan High School with a distinction in Art.
He studied jewellery design, printmaking and design, going on to taking life drawing and attending Art Summer School at the University of Cape Town. Junaid achieved a Hirt and Carter Graphic Art Diploma with a major in Graphic Techniques in 1998.
He developed his own technique using a special silver material in all his paintings.
In Sénéchal-Senekal’s paintings you will see the use of acrylic and mixed media on wooden board, using large areas of negative white space around his objects, creating an indescribable emotion. You will be impressed by the careful attention to detail when seeing a silver medium that seeks through the painted canvas to pierce you with more emotion. Using mostly warmer hues, there is contrasted line and brushwork; very rough, large and abstract brush and finger strokes contrasting with perfect and realistic brushwork.
View the website for the Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery in Knysna or pop in to visit them at Knysna Mall (next to Dinky Cakes).
The Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery is also involved with The Poached Rhino Foundation. In the aid to SAVE ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST CREATURES the Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery donates 10% of all the profits derived from the sale of their Rhino Collection to the Rhino Fund.