A HOLY WAR (Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, 1998) – available for viewing

Charcoal drawings and Stone Lithography prints on paper
1998 (Solo Exhibition at the Civic Gallery, Johannesburg)

 

Damnation versus Redemption as spiritual metaphors in a body of drawings and prints by Marieke Kruger

My work argues that the desire for a spiritual dimension to life is not redundant in the technological age.  Instead this dimension becomes ever more important for our psychological and spiritual health.  I also question the current social focus on physical realities rather than spiritual realities.  The study comprises a collection of works consisting of drawing and prints. Specific drawings and prints exemplify certain issues raised by the text.  The study examines influences on the images such as monumental architecture and landscape as a possible metaphor for spirituality with particular reference to the Romantics.  Parallels between the medieval vision as a didactic tool and views expressed by the images are drawn.  Aspects of Greek and Medieval theatre are investigated to frame the use of theatrical elements in my images.  A concern for death and resurrection contained in the images is framed by Egyptian ideas of immortality and journeys into the afterlife.

Medium:  Heliogravure etching prints on paper Dimensions:  25 cm x 5 cm (each print) Date:  1997 Price:  R 3000 (for triptych)

Title:  Lazarus triptych, Medium: Heliogravure etching prints on paper
Dimensions: 25 cm x 5 cm (each print)
Date: 1997
Price: R 3000,00 (for triptych)