top of page
Seth Pimentel

Seth Pimentel


Seth Pimentel is an illustrator, painter and experimental visual artist who currently living and working in Johannesburg.

Pimentel focuses on pushing the boundaries of contemporary portraiture by merging painting, digital illustration and drawing into a hybrid of experimentation. Continuously developing his style and approach towards addressing themes of identity, mental illness and modern life in the digital age, he uses his practice to highlight his lived experiences in post-colonial South Africa.

Pimentel channels all of his energy and emotion into newer, bigger bodies of traditional and digital pieces and has collaborated with numerous brands and artists from South Africa and around the world such as Netflix, Converse, Redbull, SneakerLab, Jameson and Adobe.




Mixed media on canvas

122 x 92 cm



Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023: Sisyhus’s Smoke Break - Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA

  • 2022: Why So Blue, Brown Boy? - Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA

  • 2021: An Ode to Catharsis - Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg & Cape Town, RSA

Selected Exhibitions & Projects


  • Reform - The Gallery, 44 Stanley, Johannesburg, RSA

  • From Present to Pivot - Kalashnikovv Gallery in collaboration with The Bag Factory - FNB Open City,Oxford Parks, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt - Keyes Art Mile - FNB Open City, Johannesburg, RSA

  • The Next Movement - Kalashnikovv Gallery in collaboration with Merchantec Capital and Turbine Art Fair, Illovo Point, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Winter Salon 2021 - P72 Projects, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Hello And Goodbye - Kalashnikovv Gallery, Cape Town, RSA


  • (re)memory - BKhz, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Captive Audience - Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA


  • Blue is the Warmest Colour - BKhz Gallery, Johannesburg & Cape Town, RSA

  • Descent Into Chaos - Bkhz Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA

  • ZIP Art Show - Caravaglia Studio, Broadway NYC, USA

  • arteBOTANICA – NIROX Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp, RSA


  • Credit the Photographer with Austin Malema - Johannesburg, RSA

  • The Kids These Days - TMRW Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Creative Conversation with Ballantine's and Kid Fonque, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Creative Morning Talk ‘The Secret of Craft’ at VEGA, Johannesburg, RSA

  • Absolut Vodka OSL Installation, Johannesburg, RSA

  • ‘Dirty Clean’ SneakerLab Artist Series Exhibition - Johannesburg, RSA and Los-Angeles, USA

  • ‘Persona’ SneakerLab Artist Series Exhibition - Johannesburg, RSA and Los-Angeles, USA

Art Fairs & Festivals
  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, RSA: 2021

  • Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, RSA: 2023 / 2021

  • FNB Art Joburg, Johannesburg, RSA: 2021 - 2019

  • International Public Arts Festival, Cape Town, RSA: 2019

  • Basha Uhuru Festival, Johannesburg, RSA: 2019

  • Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA: 2019


bottom of page