Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bruce Naumans

Bruce Nauman’s artist statement; My work is a record of my thoughts, interests, reflections and concerns. Nothing more profound. My process is not linear but the result of a disjointed exploration into memory, critical theory, history, and popular culture. Consistency … Continue reading

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Migrant Girl – Project seated figure

I am painting Delight, a young woman from Zimbabwe, who lives and works in SA. She came to SA in 2010, at the age of 17, to find work to support her baby daughter. While I was painting her, I thought about the power rulers have over the lives … Continue reading

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Olivia Plender

Olivia Plender’s The Masterpiece series, 2002 onwards,  is a critique of originality in the format of the comic book as an alternative mode of distribution for art. The title is from Emile Zola’s novel about Cezanne. The drawings are conceived as … Continue reading

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Tata Madiba’s pockets

The way we’ll remember him. He said, it is ‘music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world and at peace with myself. Lets toyi-toyi.’ and once while visiting a group of children, he told them…. and off-course … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo protested that she was not a surrealist, that she never painted dreams, but depicted what was her reality. She would say, ‘I do not know if my paintings are Surrealist or not, but I do know that they are … Continue reading

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Comments to consider in my Tutor’s Report

Emma made four important comments in her report on assignment 1. Firstly, are you a painter or a draughtsperson, who isn’t sure what paint can do? Secondly,  whose feelings or thoughts drive your figure/portrait painting. The sitter’s or yours? Look at Frida Kahlo, Olivia … Continue reading

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