Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal is an outstanding artist that creates emotion and awareness with dancing figures, abstract subjects, beloved wild African animals, landscapes, and architectural structures. Being exquisitely inventive in graphic technique and colour theory.
Born in Cape Town in 1978, Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal has always had an interest in the creative arts, finishing his final year in DF Malan High School with a distinction in Art. He studied jewellery design and printmaking & design, going on to take life drawing and attending the Art Summer School at the University of Cape Town. Junaid achieved a Hirt and Carter Graphic Art Diploma with a major in Graphic Techniques in 1998.
In Sénéchal-Senekal’s paintings you will see the use of acrylic and mixed media on wooden board. He uses large areas of negative white space around his objects, creating an indescribable emotion. Junaid has won himself international acclaim by using a signature silver medium in each of his compositions which keeps his collectors and admirers captivated for hours.
Junaid has a wide variety of genres and subjects that he paints; figures being his absolute favourite. Most remarkable are his ballet dancers and intimate couple pieces. He also enjoys painting abstract pieces as well, as it really compliments his realism that he uses with his wildlife paintings.