Art-making and consumption entail materially embedded thinking and feeling processes. Through art we experience the world anew, sometimes seeing details that were previously unseen, or learning something previously unknown. My work looks at the formation of environments and of cities. It looks at the complex relationships of many different bodies, and how we as humans navigate through these systems. My work deals with the uncertain and changing relationships between people, animals, vegetation, objects, and the built environment. Artmaking is a tool to think about and move through, the unpredictability and uncertainty of life. Working across various modalities, for instance, painting, drawing, photography, video recordings, conversations with people, and site-specific interactions, enables me to explore meaning in the relationships between works. My installations and combinations of works of art become moments to think through relationships of bodies, at the level of the artwork, and of larger environments. My works mimic past and perceived relationships of the world but also stand as hypotheses for new relationships in the world. The modes I employ shift as my relationship with the aspects of the city changes.
Artwork, exhibitions and studio practice: Environments, movement, complexity, making-thinking
Movement and its limitation within an environment August 2017, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
Transitions at the Post Office 22 Solomon Street, Vrededorp, Johannesburg Curated by Danny Myburgh and Richard Forbes
Introspection . . . Where Art Thou May 2015, Point of Order, University of the Witwatersrand Curated by Ruzy Rusike
An uncertain encounter outside a corner shop April 2013, Parts & Labour, Johannesburg