A full-time artist for over 30 years, Beezy Bailey (1962 - ) works in various media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics. He has held more than 20 solo shows in London, Cape Town, and Johannesburg and has also participated in numerous group shows around the world. Bailey says he creates art as “a balm for a mad world – a corrective for our most lamentable human qualities, including a planet brutalized by extremes of wealth and poverty, environmental ignorance and negligence”. He has a history of close collaboration with other artists, including David Bowie and Dave Matthews. Bailey is known for having a restlessly inventive career. His work is filled with surprises and united by his urge to challenge the status quo. His work can be found in numerous private collections in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.