I am a visual artist who explores the intricate duality of identity and the ambiguous nature of objects through various artistic disciplines.
I combine conceptual, motion, and fine art to unravel the complexities of existence and challenge societal boundaries on personal expression.
The concept of duality has always been present in my life, influencing my exploration of religion versus personal identity, the struggle between good and evil, racial divisions, and the conflict between sin and guilt.
Growing up amidst contrasting environments instilled in me a curiosity fuelled by conflicting forces. This led me to question the narratives presented to me and seek to understand the realities beyond surface appearances.
In this process, empathy emerged as an integral part of my artistic journey, allowing me to recognise the intricate complexities that shape individuals and their circumstances.
Utilising printmaking techniques, I deliberately deconstruct and reconstruct images, reshaping reality to emphasise the transformative potential of recontextualisation. I actively encourage viewer participation, blending experimental and playful elements with introspective self-reflection. Through recurring themes like children's games, mirrors, reflections and boxes, intentional ambiguity is created, urging viewers to question and interpret.
Innovation within printmaking drives me to incorporate collage and photography elements, pushing the boundaries of the two-dimensional medium to create three-dimensional artworks. This approach challenges perceptions and blurs the lines between tangibility and illusion.
My artistic style is characterized by restraint, constraint and opposition. The deliberate contrast and repetition create visual conflict, captivating and confusing observers and sparking curiosity with multiple interpretations.
Influenced by surrealism and conceptual art, artists like Cindy Sherman, Cornelia Parker, and René Magritte inspire me to delve into identity, mortality, and the representation of perception.
By challenging boundaries and presenting visual paradoxes, my art prompts viewers to reflect on their own inherent duality and the profound influence of societal expectations on their sense of self.
Ultimately, my goal is to create artwork that provokes introspection, challenges established perceptions and foster a profound understanding of human existence
I CAN WORK ACROSS MANY DISCIPLINES AND MY WORK EXPERIENCE IS A COMBINATION OF VISUAL ART, MOTION AND FINE ART. I ENJOY WORKING ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS OR COLLABORATING WITH OTHER LIKE-MINDED ARTISTS
I studied BA Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town in 2000 and am currently a member of the Kew Print Studios in London.
I have exhibited my work in several notable exhibitions, including ‘Paper, Ink Print Festival’ in 2023, ‘Home is where the art is’ exhibition at Zeits Mocca in 2021 and ‘Expressions from within’ at the Osner Private Gallery in 2020.
My work has also been featured in publications such as Art Seen Magazine in 2022, and the ‘Home is where the art is’ book in the same year.