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10 July 2024 - 31 July 2024

Participating: ELIZE VOSSG?TTER

Humankind possesses an ingenious ability to shape and reshape nature. We ceaselessly innovate and imitate, propelled forward by the forces of capitalism, aspiring to the ever-more, ever-new, and
In so doing, we have manufactured materials far abstracted from nature which are forced to integrate with the organic processes of biodeterioration, altering the natural mechanisms of recuperation
and growth that the planet depends on. As we begin to reckon with the legacy of abstracted waste in our future ecologies, we seek ways to restore a world that has been undone.
This project revolves around wax, an inherently mercurial and unstable medium, porous to contaminants, sensitive to temperature, and preservative by nature. I engage with wax as both material and
metaphor; an analogy with which to explore the relationship between human and natural environments and the themes of temporality and disintegration within the context of the present climate crisis.
Bees, the producers of natural wax, are attracted to my work and constitute an integral part of the project. Gradually removing wax from the studio to their hive, they have become co-producers. The
resulting collaborative works gesture to a post-natural state where the unknown biodegradable effects of human production and waste create a hybrid ecosystem.
My engagement with wax explores a mediated materiality shaped by haptic, synthetic and digital interventions. These interventions extend reflections on the tentative co-existence of the human and
non-human world, and question the capacity for protection and preservation.
My work envisions precarious futuristic environments by creating tensions between process, form, material, and colour, and collapsing previously held boundaries of pictorial space and


Address: V&A Waterfront 3 Portswood Rd.
Tel: 021 418 4527
Gallery hours Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00. Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.


Roman's Art Exhibition

Participating: Roman Barends

Opening: Saturday 27 July 2024 at 11:00

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