Lauryn Arnott was born in Zambia and migrated with her pareant at the age of 14 to South Africa - these drawings were her response to living during a challenging period of history
Arnott belonged to a generation of African artists challenged by a questioning of Western artistic monopoly and the theoretical debates of post-colonialism, cross- cultural identities and globalization. Given these thematic trajectories, she drew upon her intercultural experiences to explore notions of mobility and transformation that cut across boundaries of culture, history and politics.
The Conversation Charcoal, pastel and shellac varnish on paper 50 x 144 cms The Friends Collection Iziko, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
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