Florine Demosthene
Monumental #8

R3,200.00 – R4,100.00

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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Florine describes the way in which, as her bodies of work progress, ‘the physicality of the heroine's body became more exaggerated and grotesque. She fled the land of destruction and is now hovering in the cosmos. She underwent this internal shedding, much in the way a snake sheds its skin. I became less concerned with rendering the body in its natural form. I was engrossed with creating a figure that was deformed and attractive. In the most recent series, "The Burst", the heroine has accepted all the powers that have been bestowed upon her. She now stares back at the viewer and is allowing [them] into her world. This work is an emptying out, a sort of purge before the heroine can rise fully into her being’. In Monumental #8, we see a moment of quiet and resignation, a figure that is placidly on the verge of a full transformation.

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.

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