Grobler, Isabelle b.1982 / the cannibal’s congress: mother tongue
about this work
The cannibal’s congress: mother tongue developed while I was working on the large drawing. Feeling frustrated with the controlled and time consuming layering technique, I created the cannibal’s congress: mother tongue as a counterpoint to explore more expressive and gestural drawing. Using acrylic paint with charcoal and pastel I placed the drawing on the floor, standing and sitting on top of it while I worked. Thematically I considered the notion of language as an ideological construct and a socio-political tool.

Isabelle Grobler

Isabelle Grobler (b.1982, South Africa)

the cannibal’s congress: mother tongue, 2015

Charcoal, pitt, pencil, graphite, compressed charcoal, acrylic paint, soft pastel, on pape
150 x 150 cm
59 1/16 x 59 1/16 in.
Tiroche DeLeon Residency Program Current Location:
Israel - Panorama Storage, Tel-Aviv - K1 Works on PaperAfrica


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

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