Thu, 27 Feb|
99 Loop Gallery
Mia Darling is a young emerging South African artist. Her paintings are made of plasticine, a playful and intimate medium which allows Darling to explore concepts of contemporary feminity, beauty and bodily experiences.
Time & Location
27 Feb 2020, 17:30 – 21 Mar 2020, 14:00
99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
About the Exhibition
Mia Darling's plasticine paintings are created by using her hands as the paintbrush and perspex or glass as the canvas. The works are colourful and painterly explorations into beauty, childhood and body image. Darling is most excited by the fantastical, the girly and the romantic, and fascinated by all things pink.
Darling's works often revolve around female nudes, drawing from Western canons and then doing away with the rules and restrictions of the past through the medium of plasticine. She deals with the body along with its modern and age-old issues, those which are influenced by society. Darling paints about her own bodily experiences alongside doves, cascading roses and kittens.
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