Artist Description

Need to know: this original artwork requires framing.

My corrugated portraits speak to themes of the fragile nature of existence and transience.

The selection of portraits are mostly of the current generation at an age where they are expected to be entering the working world; some thriving, but, most merely surviving in the current social climate. We may live in a globalized, digitized era, with everything at our figure tips, but ‘making it’ in the world today is far harder than it has ever been.

An example of this is seen in the online shopping business, something that the current generation is abundantly familiar with. Packages delivered to our door from anywhere in the world, makes convenience a normality. But with this convenience comes great loss, loss of social interaction, loss of jobs, and growth of consumerism.

The portraits are created out of the very same packaging material used in deliveries, such as corrugated cardboard, packaging tape and fragile stickers. These materials are made to keep precious items safe but are themselves worthless.

The loss and transience is further emphasized through the revealing of the portraits by the act of ‘destruction’. The monochromatic artwork and subtle image created from light and shadow speaks to the transient nature of existence, and the struggles within life today.

Sihle I

Paper-cut Art by Karla Nixon
Materials used
mixed media of corrugated card, brown packaging materials and marker pen.
Size
W:92cm x H:118cm x D:0.3cm unframed
This is a unique work

Cape Town collection can be arranged
$720 
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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      Need to know: this original artwork requires framing.

      My corrugated portraits speak to themes of the fragile nature of existence and transience.

      The selection of portraits are mostly of the current generation at an age where they are expected to be entering the working world; some thriving, but, most merely surviving in the current social climate. We may live in a globalized, digitized era, with everything at our figure tips, but ‘making it’ in the world today is far harder than it has ever been.

      An example of this is seen in the online shopping business, something that the current generation is abundantly familiar with. Packages delivered to our door from anywhere in the world, makes convenience a normality. But with this convenience comes great loss, loss of social interaction, loss of jobs, and growth of consumerism.

      The portraits are created out of the very same packaging material used in deliveries, such as corrugated cardboard, packaging tape and fragile stickers. These materials are made to keep precious items safe but are themselves worthless.

      The loss and transience is further emphasized through the revealing of the portraits by the act of ‘destruction’. The monochromatic artwork and subtle image created from light and shadow speaks to the transient nature of existence, and the struggles within life today.

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      Artwork will be rolled in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.

      Packaging and insured shipping to door: $201


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