The collaborative duo, AD-Reflex, was formed in 2015 and consists of contemporary South African artists Johan Conradie and Karl Gustav Sevenster. The work of AD-Reflex is about duality and unexpected juxtapositions of beauty and decay. Their art resists and transcends perceptions of traditional boundaries on every level.
Their work constantly morphs between abstraction and representation. In the more representational works by AD-Reflex the artists contemplate the allure and visual history of war and martyrdom and reminds the viewer that perpetual violence (the barbaric love and violence of power) has become a ‘natural state’ in the 21st century. Their central figures often show the scars of rituals and faithful violence.