Current Exhibitions

D I A N E   V I C T O R

A SELECTION OF WORK FROM THE SPIER COLLECTION ON LOAN

Contemporary artist Diane Victor has been at the forefront of the South African and international art scene for many years. Victor offers a cynical social commentary on the darker side of South African society, the human condition, and social norms – often raw and free of subtlety. From corruption to the social difficulties and inequalities that affect the country, often those experienced by women specifically, she implicitly questions the vulnerability of life. Her graphic works, almost exclusively in black and white, use figurative realism to create richly allegorical images – woven through with references to the history of art and mythology. They reveal her extraordinary mastery of printmaking and drawing techniques, and demonstrate her constant exploration of new media, such as ash and candle soot.