Natalie van Wyk
Natalie van Wyk is a practising artist living on the Indian Ocean in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She has an Honours Degree in Fine Art from Rhodes University. Her work explores both her environment and an intrapsychic terrain. It is figurative and tends towards the narrative, drawing on personal experience, Jungian psychology, archetypes and mythology. Nature is ever present and recurring motifs are the artist’s shadow, animals and birds.
The title of her solo exhibition at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda in 2020 was ‘Reveal Conceal, an exhibition of inner and outer landscapes’. ‘The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down the deep well.’ Carl Jung