Wim Botha has found inspiration for his work in government texts and religious icons,
objects that show belief, faith, observation, transgression and forgiveness. Among the mediums he uses are treated wood, books, acrylic enamel paint, oil paint, steel, Indian ink, bronze, paper, and marble. Botha was born in Pretoria in 1974 and currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa. He grew up in a suburban town on the eastern side of Pretoria.
The artist explains; “My works are a process of distillations…They attempt to reduce all-encompassing ideas and universal factors down to their core idea.” Exploring along the way “intercepting variables” and “patterns.”
Photos courtesy Stevenson Gallery, Galerie Jette Rudolph, and mitue’s flickr. via @turnergalleries