"DESPITE OUR BEST EFFORTS TO DELF INTO PERSONAL GROWTH AND EVOLUTION AS A SPECIES, IT SEEMS THAT WE TEND TO BE JUST THIS:
LIKE A SNAKE DEVOURING ITS OWN TAIL, THE HUMAN RACE GOES THROUGH AN ETERNAL CYCLE OF DESTRUCTION AND REBIRTH."
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lize Krüger is a South African artist who received her BA in Fine Arts Degree in 1988 from The University of Northwest in South Africa. She had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions from the 1980s until 2008. In the early 2000s, before she moved to the UK in 2014, she taught art lessons to students at a quadriplegic facility and an underage abuse victim's centre. After a ten-year Sabbatical from the Arts, she resumed her art career in 2018 by accepting a commission from the Directors of The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. Since then, she has exhibited internationally and has been featured in various publications.
The main focus of my work is highlighting topics and issues people try to avoid. May it be mental health, 'inappropriate' emotions, political wrongdoing, war, death and dying, etc. Sometimes images can be more potent than words, and I feel strongly about injustices being ignored or sugarcoated. Apathy is my Achilles heel, I'm afraid. The world we live in today is harsh, the news and events overwhelming, and for me to address that which leaves its mark on me, I find my newfound interdisciplinary medium very convenient. I can explore my expression immediately, get back to it, and rework it to satisfaction.