Florine Demosthene
Monumental #7

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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In Monumental #7, the heroine is almost elevated supernaturally, or potentially the world is flipped on its head. ‘The premise of the work is the construct of an atypical heroine figure and her journey through the self-discovery of her special abilities,’ explains Florine. ‘Often times you would find our heroine tethered, floating or hovering amid ruins in a post-apocalyptic world. I have had the privilege to live and experience Black people in three distinct locations: USA, Caribbean and Africa. Through these experiences, I have come to see and understand the common thread regarding the Black female body (as well as what it means to travel and engage in the world as a Black woman). The stereotypes persist in all locales and I have found that my work initiates a dialogue on our perceptions of the Black female body.’

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.

Editioning

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