Artist Statement

 

Alicia Hindson works in a variety of media such as painting, photo montage, digital painting, sculpture and installation, but prefers a multidisciplinary approach to her art-making. 

Earlier work referenced the devastation of the Post-industrial environment left behind by the gold mining industry in South Africa, in particular Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) and radiation emanating from the mine dumps.

 

Alicia’s current work highlights the importance of technology as part of our contemporary culture and consciousness. Engaging in the discourse of humanism versus technologism, Alicia’s primary focus is the destabilization of the human subject and how we define ourselves in this digital and virtual age, in an increasingly control society. The digital is just another environment to be studied and understood and it is important to Alicia to be an artist of her time. Her art interrogates the autonomy of the contemporary human, supported by the use of digital technology as a tool to build a new idea of who we are.

 

 

Bio

 

Alicia Hindson is a visual artist living and working in Johannesburg. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of South Africa. Hindson works in a variety of media such as painting, photo montage, digital painting, sculpture and installation, but prefers a multidisciplinary approach to her art-making. 

 

Alicia Hindson has participated in group exhibitions since 2014. Her work was selected among the top 100 in the Sasol New Signatures Art Awards (2012) and in the top 100 at the Thami Mnyele Art Awards (2019). 

Other group exhibitions where her works were shown include The 6th International Conference of Ethics Education at Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch (2018) and the turbine Art Fair (TAF18) in 2018, 

 

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