What have you been up to since we last featured you?
A lot of stuff, experimentations, collaborations, exhibitions, working on some new large scale ink and wood works (based on the city). My new works can be seen in the Nando’s art collection and menu, Taxi SA collection and at the fresh produce exhibition coming up at the Turbine Art Fair 2014 (17 – 20 July).
Tell us about your new projects?
I have been exploring alternative native illustration techniques. I have been playing with layers and angles suggesting a perspective looking into the work and setting up a scene in an omnipresent manner.
And I am currently busy with a graphic novel for a wall, which is based on hourly recordings of a day. This is due for a group exhibition organized by Assemblage at ABSA later this year (7 September) called, “Degrees of Separation.” My work is about finding the significance in the seminally banal. Transforming real life moments into nostalgia using graphic novel styled illustrations and its associated language of introspection. (Very exciting… can’t wait to see it when it’s done.)
And just as exciting I will be working with a few illustrators in August namely; Alphabet Zoo and AJ Van Niekerk on an oppikoppi project (with oppikoppi). To give you a cue; We’ll be bring a unique perspective to festival at the festival with a few other inter active exciting things too.
What was the inspiration behind your new work?
I think it might be the people of the city and the space itself. I have been working in the city since 2009 but I still feel like a visitor, this curious situation I find myself in keeps me wondering about placement and context. The city (buildings and people) has a lot to say to me all the time. And to make matters over whelming the city keeps changing like a Lego-scape. I feel while I am here witnessing it all daily I must speak up even if it’s just with a drawing or two.
What are your creative plans for 2014?
Get though the year as a full time artist. Be better. Set greater challenges. Explore more.
Where can our readers follow your work?
The best is: http://www.behance.net/AudreyAnderson