This work on paper features a garden scene with two figures set in a drawn filigree frame, beneath the banner of BOUNDARIES.
89 x 5.7 cm | henna and gold pigment on Fabriano Rosapina | unique
Taking as thematic keystone the Desi Durban culture in which she was raised, Tyra Naidoo’s practice offers a personal reflection on South African Indian heritage and womanhood. “Using combinations of fragile and aggressive materials and processes, I articulate a dialogue of the subtle violences experienced as a marginalised body,” she writes. “I attempt to create progressive information and spaces to achieve safety, security, and belonging for myself and my community.” Born in KwaZulu-Natal, Tyra now lives and works in Cape Town. She is a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art.