South African artist Kirsten Beets works predominantly with oil paint on paper with her main subjects focusing on how 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 thus recorded, transfer a fleeting moment into a physical object; elevating their significance and making them touchstones of memory.
When you look at Kirsten Beets’ oil paintings, you can almost hear children splashing in the water, smell the sunscreen on your skin and feel the looming, lazy heat of endless summer days. It makes many crave sunny weather and blue skies, except for the South African artist herself, funnily enough.
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