Turbine Art Fair 2022 - In the calm of chaos

July 21, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

TAF 2022 Catalogue

In the calm of chaos
A solo exhibition by Ingrid Uys

Artist’s Statement

In the past year, my constant themes of the fragility of time, fleeting moments and impermanence have developed further into concepts relating to beauty in chaos. Delving deeper and exploring more intensely, the absolute wonder, intrigue and significance of a single moment, became increasingly evident. In a very overwhelming time, a new depth was brought to light, a fascinating dimension revealed. Aiming to capture this, I started to explore this visual interpretation of translucent layers and new surfaces. Every layer changing the one beneath, creating more depth, not so much hiding what’s beneath, but rather making it come to life.

These sculptural paintings not only represent moments captured in time, it deepens and becomes a metaphor for my experience as [and being] a woman/mother/wife/sister/daughter/friend/artist. Everything, all at once, all the time, a chaotic beauty. There is a deeper depth to me, my identity, to my perspective, my view of the world.

Sometimes this chaos is overwhelming, but it is mostly what gives my life meaning, depth, wonder, and the strongest sense of purpose.

Ingrid Uys

July 2022