Jonathan Basckin

Basckin is South African born in 1948.He graduated from the University of Natal School of Architecture in 1974 .He left South Africa in 1976 for study in Holland and England .He has lived in Amsterdam for 7 years, Hong Kong for twelve and in Tokyo, Jerusalem and Singapore for extended periods .He returned to South Africa just before democracy was restored .As a practicing architect he has been active in the arts including Photography, Painting, Film and Music .


1983 Macau Studies (Hong Kong and Macau)

2005 Abstract by Nature (AVA Gallery Cape Town)

2005 Wetlands (Howzit China Galleries)

2006 Terrior (Cape Town and London)

2006 Tankwa (Howzit China Galleries)

2006  India Seen (Howzit China Galleries)

2006 India Looking (Howzit China Galleries)

2007 West Coast (Howzit China Galleries)

2007 Veldrif (Howzit China Galleries)

2008 Endorsed by Hasselblad

2009 Table Mountain (Cape Town)

2012 Epson Paper Exhibition (Throughout South Africa)

2012 Faces of Age  (Highlands House Salon Cape Town)


The Making of the Maharajah’s Bathroom (a graphic documentary showing the natural origins and synthesis of elements. The work is in a private Australian collection)
The making of Abstract by Nature (A talking head illustrated documentary of the techniques both photography and aeronautic employed in the making of the series)
Jonathan Basckin South African Artist (15minute documentary broadcast 2011)


Various Architectural Publications
Various Criticisms and commentaries
Annotated Posters and Broadsheets.
Reviews on Baskin’s work:

Cape Times 3/11/05

Die Burger  8 /11 05

Cape Argus 17/10/06

Cape Times 14/03/08

Get It Magazine 10/08

Business Day 10/12/10


Various articles and pages
Book: Abstract by Nature

B&W Publishers
130 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-0-620-39301-0