Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town   In Living in Process, De Wet explores the manner in which humans tend to crave novel experiences. These experiences are collected and form the basis of our perceptions of ourselves and what we want others to see, thus creating a prism that reflects our inner being.  De Wet recalls and reimagines moments of life in these mixed media works in an effort to evaluate the passage of time with perspective. Life is considered as a process in this body of work; it is not only defined by layers of paint and matter that stand in for the layers of the artist’s life experiences, but also by an attitude of introspection that combines a search for the new with an understanding of the old. Concepts of renewal, discarding the old, and making space for growth is emphasized by the processes of layering and use of found objects throughout the body of work.  Through this mixed media practice, De Wet attempts to peel away the layers of her perceptions of herself, dissecting and studying them to understand the process of constructing a life. In doing so, she explores the tension between the quantity versus quality of life experiences and their impact on personal growth and the state of one’s soul.
       
     
Mother earth
       
     
Mamma moenie my oorbeskerm nie
       
     
Recycle
       
     
Obsessive layering
       
     
Making history - detail
       
     
Making history
       
     
Joy
       
     
Bottled up
       
     
Nee!
       
     
LOOK ME IN THE EYE
       
     
Living in process
       
     
UNTITLED
       
     
Puzzled
       
     
Neglect
       
     
Collecting souls
       
     
Untitled
       
     
  Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town   In Living in Process, De Wet explores the manner in which humans tend to crave novel experiences. These experiences are collected and form the basis of our perceptions of ourselves and what we want others to see, thus creating a prism that reflects our inner being.  De Wet recalls and reimagines moments of life in these mixed media works in an effort to evaluate the passage of time with perspective. Life is considered as a process in this body of work; it is not only defined by layers of paint and matter that stand in for the layers of the artist’s life experiences, but also by an attitude of introspection that combines a search for the new with an understanding of the old. Concepts of renewal, discarding the old, and making space for growth is emphasized by the processes of layering and use of found objects throughout the body of work.  Through this mixed media practice, De Wet attempts to peel away the layers of her perceptions of herself, dissecting and studying them to understand the process of constructing a life. In doing so, she explores the tension between the quantity versus quality of life experiences and their impact on personal growth and the state of one’s soul.
       
     

Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town

In Living in Process, De Wet explores the manner in which humans tend to crave novel experiences. These experiences are collected and form the basis of our perceptions of ourselves and what we want others to see, thus creating a prism that reflects our inner being.

De Wet recalls and reimagines moments of life in these mixed media works in an effort to evaluate the passage of time with perspective. Life is considered as a process in this body of work; it is not only defined by layers of paint and matter that stand in for the layers of the artist’s life experiences, but also by an attitude of introspection that combines a search for the new with an understanding of the old. Concepts of renewal, discarding the old, and making space for growth is emphasized by the processes of layering and use of found objects throughout the body of work.

Through this mixed media practice, De Wet attempts to peel away the layers of her perceptions of herself, dissecting and studying them to understand the process of constructing a life. In doing so, she explores the tension between the quantity versus quality of life experiences and their impact on personal growth and the state of one’s soul.

Mother earth
       
     
Mother earth

Mixed-media and found object
40 X 25 cm
2002

Mamma moenie my oorbeskerm nie
       
     
Mamma moenie my oorbeskerm nie

Mixed-media and found object
40 X 25 cm
2002

Recycle
       
     
Recycle

Mixed-media and found object
40 X 25 cm
2002

Obsessive layering
       
     
Obsessive layering

Mixed-media , resin on layers of acrylic sheets
100 X 80 cm
2002

Making history - detail
       
     
Making history - detail

Mixed-media, resin and found objects on acrylic sheet
30 X 123 cm
2002

Making history
       
     
Making history

Mixed-media, resin and found objects on acrylic sheet
30 X 123 cm
2002

Joy
       
     
Joy

Oil on acrylic sheet
73 X 42 cm
2002

Bottled up
       
     
Bottled up

Oil on acrylic sheets and found objects
2002

Nee!
       
     
Nee!

Oil on acrylic sheet
43 X 65 cm
2002

LOOK ME IN THE EYE
       
     
LOOK ME IN THE EYE

Oil on acrylic sheet
53 X 54 cm
2002

Living in process
       
     
Living in process

Oil on acrylic sheet
12,5 X 80 cm
2002

UNTITLED
       
     
UNTITLED

Mixed-media & found object
40 X 25 cm
2002

Puzzled
       
     
Puzzled

Oil on acrylic sheet
55 X 46 cm
2002

Neglect
       
     
Neglect

Oil and mixed-media on acrylic sheet
112,5 X 75,5 cm
2002

Collecting souls
       
     
Collecting souls

Mixed-media on layers of acrylic sheets
42 X 52 cm
2002

Untitled
       
     
Untitled

Oil on perspex
2002