Gina van der Ploeg
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Four Pied Crows Announced What I Didn’t Want To Hear, 2020
Archival inkjet image on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
29.7 x 42cm
Odette Graskie was born in 1993 and is an artist living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is interested in the imaginative, interaction and line. Graskie’s work is influenced by the people around her, the everyday interactions that highlight human connection. Graskie graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria in 2015. She works with storytelling in a variety of mediums, including textile art, ceramics and works on paper. By the use of poetry and literature as a golden thread of influence, she reworks stories and emotions into spaces that can highlight a certain human process or journey. The work often incorporates multisensory aspects, usually tactility, to bring viewers closer to the art. Her viewers can become immersed, sometimes play, and they can be led by their emotions.