Paigen Kotze

My work predominantly comments on the human condition, and those aspects which we choose not to acknowledge. With sub-themes of personal identity and psychology – the work adopts a confrontational nature, emphasizing that which is often hidden. In my process, a great deal of introspection and critical analysis is required. Diving deep down into the core essence of who one is or who one could be opens up the mind to an entirely new way of thinking. This gives one a new perspective on life, and a more critical outlook, making one question the nature of every physical and abstract element of existence and the nature of our humanity as a whole. My aim is to create intriguing images which are beautifully haunting to confront the viewer with certain truths that they may or may not want to acknowledge.

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