Coral Bijoux, a South African artist, makes visible the work that she has engaged with for many years: observing, challenging and documenting life in a transitioning world; amidst political and social upheavals, quiet moments and life experiences. An auto-ethnographic focus draws near her ideas and concepts through a visual language which is fecund with metaphor and symbol, textured surfaces echoing layered meanings. Her artwork, curatorial practice and projects centre on these experiences and observations using predominantly installation, sculptural forms, drawings, photo-montages and paintings. As an artist, she is mostly self-taught. She has a teacher’s qualification, 33 years experience in education and art related fields; an Honours degree in Gender Studies (summa cum laude) and is working on an interdisciplinary Masters in Art Degree at the Drama and Theatre Department, UKZN.
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