Description about the painting:
This painting is
Braam Jordaan. He was born profoundly Deaf to Deaf parents in Benoni, Johannesburg. Upon graduation from De La Bat School for the Deaf, he was among the first in South African history to pass the Senior Certificate Examinations (Mainstream) with A-Aggregate. After graduating from UCAA, he worked for Wicked Pixels, Condor Cape town/Waterfront Studios. The clients included BMW, Coronation, Nampak, Mitsubishi, Yardley, Musica, World Wildlife Fund, Rabea Tea, American Eagle and Graça. He is perhaps best known for his enchanting one-minute animation entitled “The Rubbish Monster,” which garnered no less than 12 awards, including Multichoice Vuka!, 11th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF), 5th KAFI and Animation Exchange Best of the Best. “The Rubbish Monster” was featured in The Filmmakers' Guide to South Africa: 10th Anniversary Edition as “The Review of the Decade”. It led to Cambridge University Press publishing his children’s book adaptation in 2009 and it is currently translated into a Swedish version called Skräpmonstret. His involvement didn't stop with the publication, he is single-handedly promoting the book all over the world and has managed to sell twice as many copies as the next best-selling title in the Rainbow Reading Series - and there are 350 titles in the series. He developed and animated a rabbit character for the world's first online animated Sign Language Dictionary for the Deaf Culture Centre in Toronto, Canada, and Sipho the Lion, the official mascot of the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). He also conjured the visual effects and animation for Gallaudet University's short film titled, “Gallaudet” (2010). He specializes in film production and transfiguring creative concept into high-end and award-winning film, animation, visual effects and the new media. He continues tirelessly to promote Sign Language and the Human Rights of Deaf people worldwide through his colorful spectrum of work. He is currently serving as a board member for the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (2011 – 2015) and he is the winner of the DeafNation Inspiration Award for Visual Arts in 2012.