The other sister
Oil on Canvas,
The other sister
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Oil on Canvas
W: 1000mm x H: 1000mm x D: 40mm
W: 39" x H: 39" x D: 2"
Approx. Weight: 4kg
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About "The other sister"
"I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you." - Frida Kahlo
Buildings and artwork out live us. To be able to leave behind a snap shot that tells a personal visual story, is a privilege.
My model was Sandy, an identical twin. Sandy was an enigma. Trying to puzzle together the very little she would say so I could understand her better, was difficult. She was painfully shy, and lacked self esteem and confidence; but if you asked her to talk about the clothes and accessories she wore; it was as if her eyes sparkled.
She reminded me of my young self.
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Liza Kirby is a South African Artist born in 1972.
Her passion for art started at an early age, where she found immense solace in painting and drawing. After graduating from Natal Technikon with a National Diploma in Clothing Design, she moved to Cape Town to pursue a career in the Fashion Industry.
Eventually, her need to paint more lead her to refocus, and she embarked on an artistic journey of exploration and self-discovery.
Today Liza paints from her studio in La Lucia, finding ways to further express feelings and stir emotion through spontaneous strokes, colour and light. She paints in oils and would describe her work as expressions of emotion, always looking beyond the subject to find the truth.
Liza does not endeavour to portray the obvious, but rather to reflect what is unspoken, unseen and felt. Whether her subject is figurative, portraiture, wildlife, stills or landscapes, the message remains the same: something to be felt and experienced rather than simply seen.
2018 Community Collective Exhibition - The women
2018 South Hill vineyards group show - Wait and see for what is still unseen
2017/8 Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40 group show
2017 Imbizo Gallery group show - Collective Charm
2016 Hilton Arts Festival
Diploma in Fashion Design and Business Management