Visual Artist originally from South Africa but now based in London. Her practise centres around drawing and she is interested in themes relating to identity, personal histories and the fragility of memory.
During her time at ´ace, My Georgia was centred around extracting imagery from the constant, ceaseless flow of the Internet and other dominant sources of visual culture, re- contextualising them through graphite drawing. She has been interested in enticing the viewer to resist the passive consumption of media encouraged by the internet by consciously and slowly observing.
I think the unremarkable properties of graphite pencil drawings create a beguiling and captivating effect, as they entice the viewer in to observe the subtle details that make up the drawing whilst laying bare the simple materials that makeup the image. Therefore, in response to the ceaseless flow of imagery we encounter as a result of the internet’s domination over our lives, I think drawing acts as interesting opposition to the fleeting nature of imagery. By isolating these digital images and alienating them from their context, reproducing them through an analogue process, I think that agency and critique is effectively encouraged as the viewer observes slowly and critically.
2000 | South Africa
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
Currently | Bachelor in Fine Arts, United Kingdom
2022 | Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina