BODIES OF WORK

FINE ART

 

 

My background in art includes a MA degree in Fine Arts (cum laude) and a BA degree in the same field (final year with distinction). I have gravitated towards video art, digital photo montages and photography but have not limited my work to these media. Aside from participating in a variety of group exhibitions, I have also enjoyed recognition in art competitions like the Absa L'atelier, Phatshoane Henney New Breed, and Africa Artbox Awards. Learn more about my art on a conceptual level by exploring the various bodies of work I have created.

 

 

 

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Die plek van die visioen katalogus

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The place of visions catalogue

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Prof Morgan's speech

Die plek van visioene / The place of visions

 

This body of work explores the indigenous landscape's potential to evoke visionary experiences and whether it can be translated into art. I studied landscapes that supposedly were sites of visionary experiences a long time ago, such as Khoisan rock art sites. With video and photo camera in hand, I moved through the landscape and applied Aby Warburg's theory of image animism to my artistic and theoretical findings. This theory entails the way in which an image can awaken a hidden potential of the landscape by evoking the past in the present to the viewer. This is accomplished by a sudden and abrupt movement that invades the picture and animates the image of the landscape to inspire a 'vision' in the viewer. To learn more about Die plek van die visioen, download the exhibition catalogue (available in English and Afrikaans), and/or Prof Naomi Morgan's insightful speech during the opening event, by clicking on the pdf icons.

concept, thesis, article, visionary, fine art, studies, graduate, academic

Die apokaliptiese mag van die beeld katalogus

Die apokaliptiese mag van die beeld /

The apocalyptic power of the image

 

This body of work explores theories regarding the way in which the image possesses power and is able to evoke reaction - in extreme cases people will worship and destroy images. My focus was on images of an apocalyptic nature. I studied the striking mental imagery of the visions of Boer prophet, Siener van Rensburg, and the way in which it evoked passionate reaction from 'disenfranchised' right wing fanatics of South Africa. To learn more about Die apokaliptiese mag van die beeld, feel free to download the exhibition catalogue (available in Afrikaans) by clicking on the pdf icon.

 

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