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SUBLIMATION CELEBRATION

This body of work spans over more than two years and was atypically not conceived as a single pointed body of works, although they started showing a common concern as the works started collating. These works were done in between other projects or what I then considered to be more important works, just to get back to the pure joy of mark making and the innocent thrill of seeing something tangible emerge from a bundle of strokes or a simple wash. This included a variety of subjects from purely abstract expressionist to more fully realized figurative works.

As it stands these works are the figurative works that have been compiled, which have an emergent common narrative or point of origin. The works prominently feature but are not limited to the female figure in motion and in particular dance. The suit also contains nudes. The reduction of colour and an achromatic palette, in a way do away with the superfluous sensuous. The entire weight of the works is on the tonal shifts that account for the light moving across the figure/ body. The heavy darks of the garments juxtaposing the delicate washes of the figure heighten its flesh like quality.