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Pfaff was born in 1947 in Rye, Denmark and emigrated to South Africa in 1970. He did part-time art courses at the Ruth Prowse Art Centre in Cape Town.  From 1970-1979 he worked as a mechanical design draughtsman. During that time he studied painting, graphics and sculpture part-time.

Pfaff worked in ceramic and wood and has also produced drawings, paintings and silkscreens. His recent works are all made by cutting through steel with a cutting torch, which leaves in its path a lacy configuration of glyphs, images and other designs. He currently lives and works in Cape Town.

“Everything we know and we think we know is inside our heads. Where does it all begin and where does it all end? We are the beginning and we are the end.”

Head runner,
nickle-plated steel, edition 3/7, 72 x 62 x 8cm, 2008
Wayne Cahill Barker   Gerhard Harald Batha   Walter Whall Battiss   Deborah Margaret Bell   Bongi Bengu   Willie Bester
Peter John Bonney   Willem Hendrik Adriaan Boshoff   Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi   Norman Catherine   Erika Hibbert   Phillemon Hlungwani
Robert Griffiths Hodgins   William Kentridge   John Kramer   Speelman Mahlangu   Colbert Mashile   Clare Menck
John Mark Moore   Zwelethu Mthethwa and Sam Nhlengethwa   Olbie Olberholzer   Walter Oltmann   Milwa Mnyaluza George Pemba   Uwe Pfaff
Karin Preller   Dan Rakgoathe   Albert Redelinghuys   Jürgen Schadeberg   Lucky Sibiya   Jaco Sieberhagen
Lionel Smit   Richard John Smith   Angus Taylor   Alfred Thoba   Andrew Verster   Edoardo Villa