KAY FOURIE

The first print I made in 1983 while studying at the then Free State Technicon, was an etching. Since then I received further tuition at the University of the Free State where I was also introduced to lino printing as well as silkscreen. Lino printing, being very accessible and less painterly, is my preferred technique and I have been practicing it for 33 years in-between sculpture and drawing.

The themes that I am now exploring are issues around the landscape and the meaning thereof – how we use the land; how we can cultivate the respect for land like our predecessor hunter gatherers did; how we obtained the land and who it belongs to; and where we are going in terms of ecological preservation. Every now and then I touch base by creating a series of self-portraits. It is so easy to comment on what society is doing wrong, but each and every one of us is as guilty as the next person.

Kay is part of the Free State Art Collective.

About the Free State Art Collective

The Free State Art Collective’s main purpose is to develop and support the careers of all the artists who belong as members and to raise awareness of talent in the Free State, thereby developing a more visible national presence. The Collective also aims to mentor emerging artists and to provide a network of information and opportunity. Workshops will be offered by professionals, providing further skills and conceptual development training; with the intention of keeping Free Sate artists connected to national trends and new innovations in art production and practice.

For more information, visit their website.

The first print I made in 1983 while studying at the then Free State Technicon, was an etching. Since then I received further tuition at the University of the Free State where I was also introduced to lino printing as well as silkscreen. Lino printing, being very accessible and less painterly, is my preferred technique and I have been practicing it for 33 years in-between sculpture and drawing.

The themes that I am now exploring are issues around the landscape and the meaning thereof – how we use the land; how we can cultivate the respect for land like our predecessor hunter gatherers did; how we obtained the land and who it belongs to; and where we are going in terms of ecological preservation. Every now and then I touch base by creating a series of self-portraits. It is so easy to comment on what society is doing wrong, but each and every one of us is as guilty as the next person.

Kay is part of the Free State Art Collective.

About the Free State Art Collective

The Free State Art Collective’s main purpose is to develop and support the careers of all the artists who belong as members and to raise awareness of talent in the Free State, thereby developing a more visible national presence. The Collective also aims to mentor emerging artists and to provide a network of information and opportunity. Workshops will be offered by professionals, providing further skills and conceptual development training; with the intention of keeping Free Sate artists connected to national trends and new innovations in art production and practice.

For more information, visit their website.