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Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
Three Figure Triptych
Kerry Wallace- Artist StatementTHREE FIGURE TRIPYCHHaving grown up in South Africa during the 1960s and 1970s through the Apartheid years,I became aware of the Social and Economic disparities within my direct environment. During the 1980 I completed my three year studies in Fine Art at Witwatersrand Technikon. At that time the situation in the country was one of instability and uncertainty that corrective and inevitable change creates.
Most of my artwork through these years was political and social commentary. Many of the paintings were a mixed media of wax, shoe polish and found objects like stones, bottle tops and various other objects.The artworks subject matter became a metaphors for much of my what I encountered in my environment. My recent artwork is still metaphorical in nature but these days I am using conventional materials…and leaving the shoe polish for where its intended!