Glazed Stoneware Ceramic with Silver Lustre
Approx. 12 x 13.5ø cm
Quilt made with poly-cotton and embroidery thread
214 x 146cm
Olivié Keck (b.1989, Cape Town) received a BA(FA) in Printmaking from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 2011 and has since shown in numerous group exhibitions in Cape Town including ‘Fissure’(2013) and ‘Loadshedding’ (2015) at Commune.1, ‘Museum Quality’ at 39 Commercial Str (2015) and ‘Proposal’, JNR, Cape Town (2015). Her first solo show, ‘False Priest’ (2014) will be followed by another at Commune.1 in August 2016. She has recently been granted The AIR Residency at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley.
Working with a variety of techniques and forms such as delicate ink paper tapestries, large-scale quilts, printmaking, embroidery and ceramics, and with a narrative and process driven approach, Keck ventures to decipher the transient natural world and her place within it. The fragile materiality of her work closely mirrors her working concepts and the emotional play of creation and storytelling.
Keck currently lives and works as an artist in Cape Town.