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Item date(s): 2015

Johandi du Plessis

Medium: Resin
Size: 260mm
Technique: Mixed media
Edition: Unique

Sub-type: Sculptural book
Theme(s): Identity; Hair

Place publication: Bloemfontein
Publisher: The artist
Exhibition 2017

Additional notes:
Du Plessis` art research involves an interdisciplinary approach, intermixing art with science, sociology and design. Her work stretches across various media, which almost always culminates into large installations, typically including artist`s books, sculptural, video, drawing and photographic material. Her research process is essential, inasmuch that her art-making process itself becomes inseparable from the work.

Reference note:
'Bound' explores the relationship between identity and hair; natural and artificial; and preservation and decay.

Relationship between identity and hair

260 x 65 x 370mm

Resin, human hair, synthetic hair, clay, oil paint

Exhibition notes:
‘Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books’.

FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

Curated by David Paton and Eugene Hon.

24 March - 5 May 2017

Ref: DP/17037

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