2018 Artist Entry

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Jessica Doucha

Proposal:

Her practice is centred around time-based, process orientated and experiential work. For her, the action of making is a salient form of thinking and evolution. Her two dimensional is often mixed media and have an illustrative, narrative quality, evoking ones subjective imagination. She works in array of of visual languages including sculpture, performance, drawing, painting, printmaking and video.

Biography:

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in January 1986, Jessica identifies herself as an interdisciplinary visual artist. She has been freelancing as a muralist since 2004 and has built an extensive client base, both privately and within the corporate realm. She is a qualified Alexander Technique teacher and has completed her diploma with distinction and graduated her B-Tech Honours year of study from the FADA/ University of Johannesburg. Jessica has been acknowledged as one of UJ’s top achievers, is a member of the Golden Key society, the UJenius Club and has been placed on the Dean’s merit list consecutively. She has been selected as a finalist in the following prestigious South African art competitions: Sasol New signatures, Absa L’Atelier, Thami Mnyeni Fine Art Awards, PPC imaginarium. In early 2016 she returned from semester/residency exchange at Fort Point Studios and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, participating in Sound Art and Performance Art classes. In January 2016, she attended an intensive 10-day Public Art Lab class at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has worked as a curator, artists’ assistant and participated in many group shows, both nationally and internationally. The end of 2016 presented a 3 month Bronze casting residency at the Falconer Foundry in Kwa Zulu Natal. Upon her return she participated in a residency at Nirox Sculpture Park, to produce a performance piece for the ‘Open Laboratory’ Exhibition, while co-curating the Nirox Foundation’s Collection at Hallmark House. She has found her way back to Nirox as the co-assistant curator for Not a Single Story, a collaboration between The Nirox Foundation and Wanas Konst (Sweden).

Web site: http://www.jessicadoucha.com

WORKS:


Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: This close to the sun, 2018
Medium: Salt paper print, collage & gold leaf
Size: H:345 W:280 D:
Edition:1 Price:R5000
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Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: Flying too close to the sun, 2018
Medium: Salt paper print with gold tint, collage & gold leaf
Size: H:345 W:280 D:
Edition:1 Price:R5000
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Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: Land, 2018
Medium: Photographic print & collage
Size: H:450 W:525 D:
Edition:1 Price:R5600
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Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: mo[u]rning, 2016
Medium: Pastel, spray paint, ink, charcoal & transfer on paper (unframed)
Size: H:1045 W:745 D:
Edition:1 Price:R9000
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Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: 4 x 3 of 3 = 3, 2016
Medium: Pen, ink & baking paper
Size: H:252 W:350 D:
Edition:1 Price:R3800
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Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: 4 by 3 x 3 = 1, 2016
Medium: Pen, ink, cardboard & baking paper
Size: H:175 W:340 D:
Edition:1 Price:R3800
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Artist: Jessica Doucha
Title: Four by Three x 3 = 2, 2016
Medium: Pen, ink & baking paper
Size: H:247 W:350 D:
Edition:1 Price:R3800
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