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About the Exhibition
Marolize Southwood’s latest body of work is a continuation of her interest in the constructed reality we humans create for ourselves. Rather than focusing on the absurdity within society's reality as a whole, the artist has turned her focus inwards during this time of intense global isolation. The resulting body of work is a reflective series that tries to understand the ways in which our own personal realities and identities are constructed through our interpretation of the world around us. The series looks at how our processing of information influences the way in which we experience human concepts- all of which are incredibly complicated and wildly absurd when actually examined closely.
The subject matter in Southwood’s paintings depicts the notion of compounded and interpreted experiences becoming a sense of 'reality'. A reality where we experience loss, regret, love, happiness, loneliness, and every other human emotion in-between. A reality that is for the most part compiled of our own personal fictional stories, those that are more rooted in interpretation than in 'fact'.