PRESENTED BY : ArtThrob
|Medium||Three-plate colour etching, with collaged plastic found objects and hand stamping|
Penny Siopis (b. 1953) is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
This is a rare and significant print from one of the country’s top artists.
“In this series, I reflect on the public and psychological state of shame in our current times. However powerfully shame is recognized as part of our human condition it is difficult to represent. Like love, which may be shame’s antidote, it is often only manifest in clichéd and mannered forms. Shame: pools deliberately uses such forms and awkward child-like references to mark shame as a primary psychological state of self-exposure a child experiences and to which the adult self returns.”
– Penny Siopis