Hannalie Taute

(b 1977South Africa. Lives and works in Riversdal)

Taute’s work is in a constant state of evolution. Her works depict moments in time, instances in which a non-traditional media undergo a process of change. Her primary medium is rubber, particularly repurposed rubber inner tubes; recently she has combined this material with embroidery. The resilient nature of the rubber is contrasted by the delicacy of the thread, a meeting that is subverted in her sensitive treatment of the rubber and rougher arrangements of the thread work.

For Taute, these juxtapositions are a metaphor for the nature of identity, which can be made up of multiple, conflicting impulses and behaviours and is deeply rooted in personal relationships with the outside world.

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