035b - FAITH XLVII - “STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE” - Edition of 30
This edition is based on Faith XLVII’s meticulously hand crafted woodblock print. The emotion inherent in the image is triggered by a certain ANGST felt at the responsibility of digesting consistently chaotic headlines, the attempt to keep one’s composure when inside one might be reeling from a dystopian understanding of the present human condition. BIO: Faith XLVII, is a South African Multi-Disciplinary Artist. Her journey into art began on the streets of South Africa in 1997, as a young graffiti writer taking on the name Faith47. In 2006, Liberty began on a nomadic journey which has brought her to create works in 39 countries. Her evolution from street artist to a multi-disciplinary artist has created a fluid yet solid bridge into the contemporary art world. This explorative approach has led her to develop a broad range of artwork. Ranging from immersive new media installations, hand-sewn wall tapestries, to sculptural bronze works investigating hierarchies of power, paintings, and various explorations into printmaking. The thread of Liberty’s practice can be traced from abandoned structures, landmark 20 story buildings to museums and galleries all the way through to intimate site-specific installations. Through the use of these various mediums, Liberty finds a unique series of poetic tones, a longing for a deeper connection to nature, and a resurrection of the divine feminine. There is too the active investigation and questioning of the human condition, its deviant histories and our own inherent existential search. Today, her artwork can be found in the several private and public collections including: Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Lighthouse Properties in Philadelphia and the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation in South Africa. She has shown at the Calais Museum of Fine Art and the Bernard Magrez Foundation in France, Mana Contemporary and the Brooklyn Museum, both in the USA.