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Sat, 01 Aug


99 Loop Gallery

Marolize Southwood

Marolize Southwood is an artist based in Cape Town. She completed her BAFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2017. She was born in Potchefstroom and grew up in Viljoenskroon, a small town in the Free State.

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Marolize Southwood
Marolize Southwood

Time & Location

01 Aug 2020, 11:00 – 29 Aug 2020, 14:00

99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

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'.

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