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Kirsten Beets

Born in 1983 in Cape Town, I work predominantly with oil on paper. My central theme or subject is the way in which people interact with nature in a recreational way, usually observing things from a high vantage point and neatly rendering them in minute detail. Observations of people, places and objects (and sometimes the imaginative thoughts that were produced by them) thus recorded, transfer a fleeting moment into a physical object; elevating their significance and making them touchstones of memory. I have participated in several group shows in South Africa including Everard Read, Cape Town. I was also selected for a residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice in 2012 and have exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014.