Rozelle Greyling

Rozelle Greyling

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EMBRACING WASTE:

The concern with discarded things and materials has been a recurring theme that has been increasingly foregrounded in contemporary art since the beginning of the 20th century, when the very definition changed, and its traditional understandings were abandoned; art began looking more and more like everyday life (Pye, 2010: 2).

Zimring & Rathje (2012: xxv) argues that:” what we throw away says much about our values, our habits, and our lives.” During the last decades much attention has been devoted to the environmental perceptions of waste. We have become a generation whose wealth has become measured not only in how much we can afford to consume, but in how much we can afford to throw away.

“My artistic practice and theoretical research primarily inspired by the works of Mandy Barker, Eduardo Leal, Jefferson Caine Lankford, John Sabraw, Edward Burtynsky and Liina Klauss, is focused on heightening the viewers awareness of society by engaging with and stimulating an emotional response within the viewer, by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction along with the subsequent message of awareness" (Greyling 2020).

ROZELLE GREYLING is a South-African born, final year BA Fine Arts student at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria. Greyling is passionate about environmental wellbeing, our perception and awareness of waste and our relationship with environmental harm and sustainability. Her artistic practice and theoretical research are focused on using the aesthetic appeal of beauty, colour and form to create a poetic and poignant message around, consumption, waste, value and the everyday concern with discarded things and materials, that has been a recurring and increasingly foregrounded theme within contemporary art since the beginning of the 20th century.

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