Emerging in the early 1990s, Belinda Blignaut was one of the groups of young conceptual and experimental artists whose work served as a commentary on the social and political uncertainty of South Africa, often in challenging or, at the very least, critical terms. Belinda Blignaut’s work has always, in various forms, suggested an urgency for protest and change.
Surfacing in all she does is an investigation into transmutation. Using hand dug local clays and organic matter, each vessel is a translation and documentation of place, person and time. Each vessel also speaks of our own bodies, psychologies and abilities to adapt. Here, the personal is universal, forming connections through explorations in organic matter and fire, offering insight into our own human nature.
We have one story to tell and keep finding different ways of telling it.