Christelle Viviers

Christelle Viviers

Bio

Life led me along several roads. I was born in 1970, in Vryburg, a small town in the Northwest region of South Africa. Politics, hatred, culture schisms and power-play have undeniably imprinted upon my life and psyche, but the line I chose to draw from belongs to a member of the Khoisan culture and it reads: there’s a dream dreaming us. It was this line that led me to start drawing classes at age 27 and by 2012, it ignited my trialogue with ‘dreaming’, paint(ing) and sculpture.

In 2010, after practicing as an occupational therapist for eight year, followed by three years working as a freelance food stylist, I finally enrolled on the BA Fine Arts course at the University of the Witwatersrand. In between the food styling years and 2010, 7 years lapsed, in which I painted and re_negotiated my health and life. It was during this time_space that the creative process initiated me into what was to become layered engagements with energy_dynamics and healing processes – components that led me to an understanding and formulation of what I now term ‘the quantum_body’.

On completing my BA studies at Wits, I enrolled on the MA Fine Arts course at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, followed by a course relaying Modern and Contemporary Asian Art theory and practices, at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art London.

My loves are abstraction, the (energy / quantum) body, life’s ‘dreaming’ (hUaMNITY) and ‘making’.

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