Title: Mindless Mindful | Sacred Nude
Medium: Graphite and spray paint on paper
Size: 59.4 x 84.1
Price: £869 (framed)
This original art is one of a series of 11 drawings was inspired by a meditative experience during a workshop last year created by a neuroscientist whose passion about the power of meditation lead him to write about and host these amazing workshops. Sacred Nude is about the beauty beyond the body and mind, how sacred geometry is found within all things and how the meditative practice can allow you to truly witness yourself. Inspired by mindfulness, this piece Mindful Mindless is a testimony to the theory of mind over matter , of presence over objectification.
Song by Bob Marley and The Wailers "Hammer"
A short video to accompany my studio catalogue sale. This video is me doing an 'Art Catwalk" in my studio with some of the paintings and art featured in my catalogue. Song by Jamiroquai, Little L.
This is a short clip of me in action making these charcoal pieces in the theme of Venus and the female body. The video shows the process, not the finished product! Inspired by the Venus of Willendorf, the oldest known object depicting the female body, these pieces are a comment on how we apply meaning to the body based on our own cultural experience and social conditioning.
This is a video documentation made in 2008 to show the process and developments of my final year body of work for my BA in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The video highlights and explains the concept behind my work during that year which includes female sexuality and the portrayal thereof, objectification and viewing positions (which includes how a person looks at a piece of art and how this act of looking changes meaning).
I was, and still am inspired by artists like Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Dali as well as female artists Claude Cahun, Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman. In their work I find an interesting difference to the way men and women portray women in their art. I LOVE this theme of the self and the body in art and all the political and social taboos concerning it brings up!