Pairing baroque kitsch and confectionary, Fanie Buys’ vase is a pearlescent homage to excess. In appearances, it might well be made from icing, or paint scraped off a palette into haphazard shape. Even so, it betrays celebrity aspirations, aspires to wealth even as it appears to melt.
30 x 30 x 40cm | air-drying clay and acrylic | uniqueFanie Buys (b.1993) graduated from the Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town in 2017. He lives and works in Cape Town as both an artist and arts educator.