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About the Exhibition
Mia Darling is an artist who was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a 2018 graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Darling works with the unusual and playful medium of plasticine. Her plasticine paintings are created by using her hands as the paintbrush and perspex or glass as the canvas.
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. She paints about her own bodily experiences alongside doves, cascading roses and kittens.