‘Entangled’ – An Exhibition Of Monotypes by Claire Zinn, is currently on show at David Krut Projects in Parkwood and can be seen until November 30.
“For me, entanglement sums up how everything becomes twisted and caught up together. Everything influences everything else,” comments the artist.
The exhibition of evocative monotypes (unique works on paper) explores a number of concepts, most strikingly the psychological endurance of war, which sometimes ventures into dystopian visions, such as the physical destruction of Johannesburg if terror group ISIS were to conquer the city.
The artist uses the concept of “entanglement” (the constant merging of ideas and images) as a framework with which to experiment with layering abstractly related images, combining military scenes with x-rays of human bones, for example.
As a student, Zinn worked at the reception of a radiology clinic, during which time images of the human body seen from the inside seeped into her consciousness. This show explores her fascination with the fragile, but enduring human condition from external and internal perspectives.
In a number of pieces, the artist entangles her images by infiltrating the very grain of the paper, using a linocut carving tool to carve a bird over a bone, for example, resulting in alluring shifts in form where the former image appears flat and the latter is raised and textured.
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