Cape Town based artist, Shannon Els, has been involved in the visionary art scene since early 2015. He had always been fascinated and interested in this medium, but it was only after meeting Jonathan West, who encouraged his to create his own works, that he really dived into the world of visionary art, developing and honing his personal style.
Shannon’s eye for detail, combined with his training and experience as a graphic designer, make his multi-layered works both complex and simple, focused but free-styling. In all of his art works there is a natural flow of energy and line, a reflection of the focused way in which he works. While his first love was unashamedly Android Jones, some of his influences and inspirations include the work of PixelPusher, Juanita Kruger, Alex Tooth, Brian Pollett, Alex Grey, Luke Brown, and Fabian Jimenez to name a few. His favorite medium is digital and his aesthetic voice and vision is also evident in his illustration and graphic design work.