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Nico Ras



Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Dimensions: 295 x 165
Media: Drawing ink on Fabriano

Artist's / designer's statements

A pull-open style book with (white) skin textured covers and "white guilt" branded into the cover. The book is held together by black thread, tied together on the front cover.

I've used myself and drew inkblot inspired drawings to symbolize subjective imagery, how images hidden in inkblot cards are subjective, may or may not be seen by an individual and differ from person to person. I've linked that to the racial situation in SA and also how racism towards Caucasians are often overlooked, may or may not be seen, how it can be subjective, how it is sometimes not viewed as racism because of the white skin.

Transparent paper serves as a way to highlight things in the articles, censoring. When lifted up one can still see the original article.

Artist / Student


2014 Matriculated with National Senior Certificate
2015 Enrolled at the University of Johannesburg for a NDip. fine Art
Currently a 3rd year student in the Department of Visual Art, University of Johannesburg

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