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A Collaborative Exhibition between French-born artist Elsa Duault and Zimbabwean artist Akudze Elsie Chiwa, now in her final year at Michaelis School of Fine Art. The interplay between the fluid-painiting technique and the 3 Dimensional sculptures plays with the visual and spacial appreciation of fluid form.
"My collaboration with the artist came about in 2017, when I observed her working in her studio. I fell in love with the fluid forms, as well as the textures. as an artist who enjoys pushing materiality beyond its limits. We discussed how it would be interesting to test pouring on a 3Dimensional form. We looked at the materiality and the context of her pieces, which I felt a connection too, since I deal with relating humanistic elements pertaining to self and the larger self (universe) and how they relate. We felt the work needed to stay true to the untamed nature of fluid painting, where a mark is individualistic and near impossible to recreate. The sculptures discuss the process of creating one's own existence within the spectrum of color, existence, materiality as well as the process of layering to create one's own understanding of self which as artists is what we aim to achieve, whether self is singular, plural, molecular or cosmic".
-Akudzwe Elsie Chiwa