Artist: Rohini Amratlal

Artist: Rohini Amratlal

Artist Statement

My work is a visual exploration of two racial entities (Indian and Zulu culture). This is based on my lived experience of being in an interracial relationship, which is still seen as a form of entanglement in contemporary South Africa. I explore themes such as love, progression of time, comfort, and connection.

This is achieved through documenting my physical interaction through the process of creating artefacts. I portray this through experimentation of process driven practical work of mixed media and weaving techniques. This is my way of documenting and visually expressing experiences of being in an interracial relationship. My work serves as a tribute to my relationship.

Virtual Gallery

Is this what love is?
2020
Tapestry, white cotton fabric, dry grass, cotton string
84, 5 x 93 cm

Place of comfort
2020
White cotton fabric, dry grass, cotton string
39 x 33, 5 cm

Untitled
2020
Cotton fabric and cotton string
105 x 81 cm

Untitled
2020
Dry grass, cotton string, wood, material one
No set size

Untitled
2020
Material one casting
120 x 83 x 3 cm

Untitled
2020
Cotton fabric and cotton string
105 x 81 cm

Thembi
Date

October 26, 2020

Comments:

  • Amy

    Well done Ro.
    Your work looks beautiful as always.

    Reply November 5, 2020 at 7:04 am

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