Joff (Steven Carter) is a South African based artist, born in the city of Cape Town in 1983. Influenced by the flow and form found in initial experiments with ink, Joff has carved a unique style in his work, which ranges from film to studio art and street art.

Much of his work explores and transforms the boundaries of anatomical structure: discovering proportions that feel comfortable to the eye while certain elements might be disfigured and not true to scale. In doing so, Joff seeks to represent beauty in the oddity of unnatural forms by relying on emotional connections we forge with particular recognisable and realistic details.


 In the reference image, the subject looks as though she is seeking peace. The natural setting and composition gives the impression that she may only find such release away from the public eye. I began to build her through multiple layers of ink and acrylic paint, representing a busyness of mind. The layer on top is oil paint, representing a final exterior of peaceful calm that is now visible to the outside world.