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Andries J. Botha, Amissa Anima Mea (L'âme perdue)

Andries J. Botha Amissa Anima Mea (L'âme perdue), 2019

Sculpture 129.1 x 62.2 x 33.9 inch Unique artwork


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Andries J. Botha, Amissa Anima Mea (L'âme perdue)
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  • Medium

    Sculpture : steel, wood, leather

  • Themes

    Animal, African art

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    129.1 x 62.2 x 33.9 inch

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  • About the artwork

    Cet éléphanteau fait partie d'une série qui est le témoin des conséquences de la violence des hommes et de la destruction systématique des ressources de notre planète. La corde qui monte vers le plafond suggère le cordon ombilical, antenne métaphysique, tentant de rattacher l'animal au ciel mythique, à une vie éternelle et rassurante. La corde est tressée en peau de vache Nguni et fait référence à la méditation zouloue qui permet d'atteindre l'au-delà. La conviction que toute vie est essentielle afin de maintenir la Vie est indissociable de son oeuvre.

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Andries J. Botha

Born in: 1952 South Africa
Translation in progress

Andries Botha lives and works in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is from this place of familiarity that he finds it possible to be creative. Graduating from the University of Natal in the 1970's, he won several awards including the Volkskas Atelier Merit Award in 1987, the Cape Town Triennial Merit Award (1988), the Standard Bank Young Artist Award (1990) and the National Vita Art Award (1992).

He has exhibited widely internationally and most recently The Hague, South Korea, also exhibiting in Brittany, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, and in the Canary Islands. Lecturing at the Durban University of Technology since 1982, he has consistently championed the visual arts in the community with the founding and chairing of the Community Arts Workshop (1984-6). His continued commitment to this process is now evident in his NGO Create Africa South Trust (since 2002), Amazwi Abesifazane Trust (registered in 2008) and the Human Elephant Foundation (2009).

There have been no particular over-arching themes in his work but he is conscious of how he has become increasingly responsive to the fragile co-existence with other life forms and sensibilities. He has, throughout his creative career, tried to unravel the mystery and responsibilities attached to the idea of co-existence. As part of this search, he has given significant time to exploring the relationship between creativity and other forms of citizenship. Part of the relationship that evolves out of his philosophy of give and take, has resulted in his committing his life to being within a teaching and learning environment.

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