Kitty Dörje

Kitty Dörje

South Africa | 9 artworks for sale

  • Water Wheel Green Point Park - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje Water Wheel Green Point Park
    Handmade Print / 50 x 50 cm
    R3 750
  • Lady Anne Barnard's Bath II - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje Lady Anne Barnard's Bath II
    Handmade Print / 50 x 50 cm
    R3 450
  • Lady Anne Barnard's Bath, Kirstenbosch - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje Lady Anne Barnard's Bath, Kirstenbosch
    Handmade Print / 50 x 50 cm
    R3 850
  • Standing On The Beach - Silkscreen by Kitty Dörje Standing On The Beach
    Silkscreen / 17 x 17 cm
    R800
  • The Big Garden - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje The Big Garden
    Handmade Print / 17 x 17 cm
    R800
  • Boomslang Bridge - Drawing by Kitty Dörje Boomslang Bridge
    Drawing / 66 x 66 cm
    R6 500
  • Companys Garden - Drawing by Kitty Dörje Companys Garden
    Drawing / 64 x 64 cm
    R6 500
  • Kirstenbosch Spring II - Drawing by Kitty Dörje Kirstenbosch Spring II
    Drawing / 64 x 64 cm
    R6 500
  • Kirstenbosch Spring - Drawing by Kitty Dörje Kirstenbosch Spring
    Drawing / 101 x 70 cm
    R12 000
  • Path to Lion's Head ed.7/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Path to Lion's Head ed.7/25
    Handmade Print / 15 x 15 cm
  • Path to Table Mountain Ed.5/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Path to Table Mountain Ed.5/25
    Handmade Print / 15 x 15 cm
  • Indian Venster ed.2/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Indian Venster ed.2/25
    Handmade Print / 17 x 17 cm
  • View Of Table Mountain Ed. 7/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    View Of Table Mountain Ed. 7/25
    Handmade Print / 50 x 50 cm
  • The Big Yellow Garden Ed.21/27 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    The Big Yellow Garden Ed.21/27
    Handmade Print / 50 x 50 cm
  • Ladder I - Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Ladder I
    Drawing / 111 x 160 cm
  • The View From Lions Head Ed 22/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    The View From Lions Head Ed 22/25
    Handmade Print / 70 x 16 cm
  • Muizenberg Station Ed.11/27 - Silkscreen by Kitty Dörje
    Muizenberg Station Ed.11/27
    Silkscreen / 17 x 17 cm
  • Muizenberg ed.19/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Muizenberg ed.19/25
    Handmade Print / 17 x 17 cm
  • Devil's Peak Ed.16/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Devil's Peak Ed.16/25
    Handmade Print / 17 x 17 cm
  • Table Mountain and Silver Tree Ed. 5/25 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Table Mountain and Silver Tree Ed. 5/25
    Handmade Print / 17 x 17 cm
  • Supertube Ed.10/27 - Handmade Print by Kitty Dörje
    Supertube Ed.10/27
    Handmade Print / 17 x 17 cm
  • Supertube  Ed.7/27 - Silkscreen by Kitty Dörje
    Supertube Ed.7/27
    Silkscreen / 17 x 17 cm
  • Table Mountain - Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Table Mountain
    Drawing / 54 x 54 cm
  • View Of Table Mountain   Ed.15/25 - Fine Art Editions by Kitty Dörje
    View Of Table Mountain Ed.15/25
    Fine Art Editions / 50 x 50 cm
  • Lower Light House Ed 1/24 - Fine Art Editions by Kitty Dörje
    Lower Light House Ed 1/24
    Fine Art Editions / 50 x 50 cm
  • The Big Yellow Garden  Ed. 27/27 - Fine Art Editions by Kitty Dörje
    The Big Yellow Garden Ed. 27/27
    Fine Art Editions / 50 x 50 cm
  • Bakoven Beach   Ed.9/50 - Fine Art Editions  by Kitty Dörje
    Bakoven Beach Ed.9/50
    Fine Art Editions / 50 x 50 cm
  • Lower Light House III - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Lower Light House III
    Ink Drawing / 57 x 57 cm
  • Lower Light House I - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Lower Light House I
    Ink Drawing / 57 x 57 cm
  • Labyrinth Series: Bakoven II - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Labyrinth Series: Bakoven II
    Ink Drawing / 50 x 50 cm
  • Labyrinth Series: Bakoven I - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Labyrinth Series: Bakoven I
    Ink Drawing / 50 x 50 cm
  • Labyrinth Series: Lions Head II - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Labyrinth Series: Lions Head II
    Ink Drawing / 50 x 50 cm
  • Labyrinth Series: Burnt Road II - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Labyrinth Series: Burnt Road II
    Ink Drawing / 50 x 50 cm
  • Labyrinth Series: Nursery Ravine II - Ink Drawing by Kitty Dörje
    Labyrinth Series: Nursery Ravine II
    Ink Drawing / 50 x 50 cm
This body of work forms my Labyrinth Project, loosely based on the Greek myth of Theseus entering the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur and returning to his woman via a thread. I have applied this concept to my life in Cape Town, looking outside of the studio for inspiration and bringing my excitement of finding something new back!
I take photographs to capture different scenes - to record my journeys into the labyrinth of the world outside my studio. These photographic references are then made meaningful in the form of drawing, silkscreen and video work.
I draw over a long period of time and then come to a resolution. I stop when I see a pattern in the work and it looks complete, resolved. I prefer not to explain the work in a neat and rational text but instead allow the marks themselves to activate a memory or resonance in the viewer. I am surprised and happy to hear the results that arise.


B.A Fine Arts (The Michaelis School Of Fine Art)

Honours level degree in Fine Art majoring in Printmaking from the  University of Cape Town and a Graphic Design diploma from Cape Peninsula Technikon.

Selected Exhibitions:


2020
‘Active Woman’ at Casa Labia by Ideas Cartel

2014
‘Dislegation’ at Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town
‘Recite’, a solo exhibition of paintings with a catalogue exhibited at The Cape Gallery.

2012
REMERGE, an exhibition of drawings with a catalogue at the AVA Gallery, Cape Town.

2011
‘This must be the place’ at iArt Gallery, Cape Town,
‘Continuum’ at the Cape Gallery

2009
Greatmore Trust Group Show at the Irma Stern Museum
‘Proof of Life’ at VANSA
‘Sticks and Stones’ at 38 Special Gallery

Her video work has been included in the Mixed Tape Mobile cinema in Grahamstown (2009) and been part of the final selection at the One Minuet awards.

Corporate Collections:
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Read an Interview with the artist here.

Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Judy Woodborne because I have followed her work for a while and she and she continues to make work no matter the challenging circumstances.

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
I liked the work of Judith Mason I saw an exhibition of hers in Stellenbosch and the dark world she brought to life with large paintings and regular still practice made an impact. The paintings were real to me. I remember woods and vistas over marshes.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Deborah Poynton it would be an investment piece. I am a Capricorn rising which makes me conservative in buying. There are a few other up and coming artists that I want but I am going for a successful woman that reminds me of myself.

Pick three artists who you would be honored to exhibit with – and why
I would choose people in my age group as it is good to build a social group around your age. Elgin Rust as she is a clean worker and has been in the industry a while. Grace Cross as I like the immediacy of her painting.  Jeanne Hoffman her work is more relaxed. 

How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?
I have been working on my printing and drawing regularly. It is the relationship that has lasted the longest. 

?What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
The Garden, the space where things are natural. Going to nature taking photographs and then producing something.

What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?
There is always a long road behind any artwork that is hard to see.

Tell us more about your creative process.
That is a very broad question and overlaps with lifestyle as well. I have a regular practice which I follow and continue. Some threads continue longer than other not because I work harder but I keep them up over time. I jog.

Do you believe an artist should use their platform to influence society? Why?
Maybe when they have work to do. What you can do and what you make space to do helps what you can say.

Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
?My own. I don’t see work as separate they are a span of thought and then a relative best. The parameters need to be set before choosing the best.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date? 
Drawing, it is original. A barometer of how your flow is.

What are your aspirations for the future?
Consistency in practice and a sustainable lifestyle. Medical aid is not going to go away.