Grobler, Isabelle b.1982 / The Cannibal's Congress: father tongue
about this work
The cannibal’s congress: father tongue developed as a continuous exploration in new approaches to drawing. Working on the floor I arranged some of the found objects that I was not going to use in the sculpture on the paper and spray painted over them. Technically the challenge for this work was to combine my detailed charcoal and pencil drawing style with the flat bold shapes of the spray painted surface. Thematically I wanted to create a counter point for the cannibal’s congress: mother tongue, a more authoritarian voice/language. I used the symbol of the shofar in gold to suggest tradition and authority.

Isabelle Grobler

Isabelle Grobler (b.1982, South Africa)

The Cannibal's Congress: father tongue, 2015

Charcoal, pitt, pencil, graphite, compressed charcoal, spray paint, soft pastel, on paper
150 x 150 cm
59 1/16 x 59 1/16 in.
Tiroche DeLeon Residency Program Current Location:
Israel - Panorama Storage, Tel-Aviv - AB1 Works on PaperAfrica


the cannibal's congress
START Gallery, Jaffa, Israel
09/09/2015 - 09/10/2015

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