Acclaimed South African artist Kate Gottgens discusses her new body of work, made for her debut exhibition at Huxley-Parlour, A String of Signs. In reappropriating historic imagery, Gottgens seeks to reduce time to a single moment, captured in a single frame of past, present and future. Using intense colour and washes or veils of paint she disturbs and effaces her scenes and figures, resisting the fixity or certainty of objecthood and subjecthood.
Filmed at her Cape Town studio, Gottgens elaborates on her artistic process and how personal experience draw her to themes of suburbia, ennui and collapse.
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