About the artwork
Janse van Vuuren with this work, invites viewers to engage with the tactility of sculpture. Projecting from the figure are different memorabelia objects, stringed together similar to words in a sentence. Janse van Vuuren points to humanity's predicament, where one man's perception of growth is another man's obsession with materialism. Housed in this collection, the viewer is able to both see and touch the work as it was intended.
Janse van Vuuren’s background
Janse Van Vuuren was born in 1981 in Amersfoort, Mpumalanga. He studied Fine Art at the Pretoria Technikon and worked at Dionysus Sculpture Studio with Angus Taylor thereafter. Not only has Janse van Vuuren exhibited his own collections at galleries throughout the country, he has also worked on various public commissions independently. In collaboration with Andre Prinsloo, Janse van Vuuren completed the 9 meter high bronze statue of the former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings, Pretoria.
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