High school student goes viral for breathtaking artwork on poverty

High school student goes viral for breathtaking artwork on poverty

- Cohnwille Swarts is a talented 18-year-old artist who has only just started being recognised

- Celeste Arendse is the art teacher at the school Cohnwille attends and she shared images of his work to Facebook

- The post went viral as many were awestruck by Cohnwille's sheer and pure talent

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Celeste Arendse is a visual arts teacher at Schoonspruit Secondary School in the Western Cape and took to Facebook to share the amazing artwork of one of her pupils. Cohnwille Swarts is a matric learner at the school and has talent and vision beyond his years.

Arendse shared images of his breathtaking artwork with the theme being "Poverty", and boy did Cohnwille deliver. According to Arendse, 18-year-old Cohnwille lost his mother during the lockdown period in the country.

Arendse ended her Facebook post by saying that learners like Cohnwille are the reason she does what she does. She also said she is very proud of him.

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Teacher, student, goes viral for art EXPORT
This talented student and his artwork have gone viral after his teacher shared a post to social media. Source: Celeste Arendse / Facebook
Source: Facebook

Take a look at Arendse's full post below:

Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the comments left under Arendse's post.

Bronwyn Henry said:

"Astounding... Absolutely amazing. Well done guys."

Wendy Diener commented:

"I am in absolute awe of this gentleman's work! Oh, my hat!!! His artwork needs to be auctioned or sold and he deserves a good price! Amazing amazing! Kids that pull through anything and everything!!!"

Pearl Bindeman Leng wrote:

"I'd like to contact this young man l must own one of his pieces please let me know. Absolutely amazing artwork done from the heart."

Tatum Rijper added:

"Absolutely off the charts, wooooowwwww."

In other news about talented individuals, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a mom who became a bespoke designer after being inspired by her baby. One of the best things about becoming a mom is getting to play dress-up with your real-life doll. Many moms can attest to that and one such mom is Dineo Neo.

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Dineo recently headed to Facebook's ImStaying group to share pictures of her little girl, who she has had the most fun dressing up in clothes that she designed and made herself. Stayers loved seeing the little girl all dressed up in the beautiful outfits that were made especially for her.

"Now I believe when a baby is born, s/he comes holding blessings in their hands. Before I had her I never knew I had a talent for fashion designing. When I got her in November 2018, the excitement immediately turned me into a designer," she said in her post.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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