Gabrielle Kruger's lilies are constructed from dried acrylic paint. Applied, peeled, cut up, striated and coaxed into shapes, the paint becomes an unlikely sculptural medium. "I first started working with acrylic paint in a sculptural way during my master's degree; peeling it off the plastic and working with it as a surface on its own, I realised the paint could exist as a painting without the support of a canvas," she has said. In subject and theme, Kruger's work returns often to nature and the intricacies of plants.
20 x 70 cm | acrylic paint and galvanised steel wire | unique
Gabrielle Kruger (b.1993) lives and works in Cape Town.