Jarrett Erasmus

My work investigates post apartheid realities in South Africa and their effects on social dynamics, spatial aesthetics, and communities, both within South Africa and in various African diasporas. This body of work focuses on the economics and aesthetics of leisure and security in suburban Johannesburg using the swimming pool and the vibracrete wall as characters that witness and participate in these conditions. As one of the most unbalanced economies in the world, the palette tries to convey the absurdity of these inequalities through a rendering of nonsensical colour choices that contrast and compliment one another.

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