Title: Unmade #46
Date: 2017
Medium: Hahnemuhle Rag
Dimensions: 594 mm x 420 mm
Selling Price: R5000
Edition: 1 of 10 + 2 AP

Unmade #45

R5 000,00Price
  • This series both documents and re-interprets the aesthetic of urbanness. It is about exploring the visual
    language of the city: a language that is replete with nuance and humour and always in a constant state of
    flux.
    Most things in all cities are in various states of decay. Even the most sturdy-seeming infrastructure will
    crumble without on going maintenance and meticulous care. Many objects look beautiful, as they are
    gradually unmade.
    This series was borne out of a fascination with painting. While walking I started noticing vignettes –
    usually something like a decaying piece of wood, leaning against a wall – that bore remarkable likeness to
    some of the most famous European/American paintings. Rothko, Twombly and Rauschenberg . I started
    to wonder what an urban aesthetic from the global South could say back to this canon.
    In altering these objects whether it is through painting, arrangement or manipulating. I then freeze the
    object in its current state with a photograph. The found objects themselves are sometimes collected and by
    exhibiting these alongside the photographs it creates a conversation between the ‘real’ object and the
    ‘photographed’ object in its natural environment on the street.