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Titia Ballot - "Transcendental Elements: Fire 1of4"

"Transcendental Elements: Fire 1of4"

Transcendental Elements: Fire 1of4
Print, US$ 489

Transcendental Elements: Fire 1of4

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Print

W: 540mm x H: 740mm
W: 21" x H: 29"

Approx. Weight: 0.5kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$489

Scale

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Location

(with the artist)

About "Transcendental Elements: Fire 1of4"

Although this work is part of a set of four etchings, single prints are available. Since pre-historical times the four elements of fire,water,air and earth have been used to explain the creation and existence of the cosmos.Their influence on nature in general and on human beings whether emotionally,physically,or spiritually have been studied by phylosophers,alchemists, medical practitioners,spiritual leaders and artists throughout history.In many cultures the elements were deified or occur as important symbols in religious sacraments. These works were created as a means of praising God and worshipping his greatness.

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About Titia

I use history and the varied cultural heritage of South Africa
as sources for images depicting life on a cultural boundary. My work is essentially a search for identity in a fast evolving country: questions about my past( descendant of French Huguenots) are coupled with questions about the future in a country where the Westernization of its original peoples and the
Africanisation of European immigrants and colonists have been taking place for the past 300 - 400 years.

Price Range

US$139-489

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Exhibitions

She has presented 25 Solo exhibitions which took place in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town,Potchefstroom, Stellenbosch, Antwerp,Leuven
(Belgium)and Bonn,Bad Karlshaven,Emden (Germany), to name a few. Regularly takes part in national and international group exhibitions:1997 - Contemporary South African Art (1985-95) from the S A National Gallery Permanent Collection Cape Town; 1998-99 - Playing card Project Flanders/South Africa; 2001 - Dialogue, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch. Has twice been accepted to work as professional artist at the Frans Masereel Center for Printmaking in Kasterlee, Belgium. At the 2007 Aarklop Arts Festival she featured as honorary artist of the Streek exhibition.
In 2007 the North-West University presented a retrospective exhibition spanning 40 years of her oeuvre and in 2008 Stellenbosch University did likewise.
The South African Academy for Arts and Science awarded her their Medal of Honour for Fine Arts in 2008.
Her work is represented in a number of major public and corporate collections: Pretoria Art Gallery; South African National Gallery, Cape Town: William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley; Sasol Art Collection, Johannesburg; Rupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch; Frans Masereel Center for Printmaking, Kasterlee, Belgium; German Huguenot Museum,Bad Karlshafen, Germany

Education

Degree in Fine Arts (4 years) from University of Pretoria

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