Florine Demosthene
Monumental #1

R3,200.00 – R4,200.00

Florine Demosthene’s digital collages encapsulate an ongoing narrative that has been developed through her broader work as an artist – what she terms ‘a new mythology that explores black female sexuality and sensuality’. Florine grew up between New York and Haiti, and after completing her MFA at Hunter College-City University of New York, she travelled to Africa, spending time in Ghana in particular, and discovering the need to redress similar stereotypes across these very diverse locales.

Medium: Digital print on cotton rag paper
Size: 42 x 27.9 cm (image size)
Edition size: 25
Year: 2017

Comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist. 

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In Monumental #1, Florine presents a person, as well as an exemplar, that is both vulnerable and defiant. This is a figure that she has collaged together as a non-conventional black female heroine, which she initiated in her body of work titled The Capture. ‘I’ve been intrigued by the black female body in contemporary visual culture and I’m piqued by how her physical size is suppose to dictate a certain set of ideals and behavior,’ says the artist. ‘Borrowing from Jonathan Swifts, “Gulliver’s Travels”, I chronicled my journey through the Caribbean and West Africa... These mix media pieces, textual mélanges of ink, oil, graphite and charcoal, depict voluptuous female figures amid a strange world of decay and destruction. The Capture is the initial phase to constructing a non-typical black female heroine persona. By delving into the subconscious mind of a fictitious black heroine and the ephemeral quality of her thoughts and experiences.’

Florine Demosthene

Florine Demosthene is an artist, designer, educator and global citizen. Florine was born in United States and raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College-City University of New York. She has exhibited extensively through group and solo exhibitions in USA, Caribbean, UK, Europe and Africa. She is a recipient of the Arts Moves Africa Mobility grant (2015) and of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2011). Her work was featured in the premiere issue of ARC (a magazine that is dedicated to highlighting emerging and established Caribbean artists). She’s a 2012 Keyholder resident at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York and a Guest Artist for the 2014 Dakar Biennale. Florine resides between New York, Accra and Johannesburg. She is represented in South Africa by Gallery MOMO.

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Paper

Printed on cotton rag paper.

Printing Process

Digital.

Framing options

White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

Frame design

All frame profile sizes and mounting options are what we believe work most aesthetically and practically with each print.

Editioning

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