Cyril Coetzee is a South African figurative artist who
paints allegorical narrative paintings exhibiting a Fantastic-realist element.
His work includes large mural paintings and commissioned portraits in oil on
canvas. Although best known for the ‘narrative’ paintings (e.g. T’kama Adamastor, 1999) and his portraits (e.g. Nelson Mandela, 1996),
he has also produced works of an expressionist and abstract kind (e.g. Enoch, 1986; North African Scene, 1994).