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Leli Hoch

Leli Hoch

My inspiration is nature: earth, rocks, plants, bones, minerals, water. Natural materials and processes have and create a history, capturing on their journey new forms and meanings, the traces of life as time goes by. In my artistic process I negotiate a path between nature art, writing, installation, crocheting, painting, knitting, sculpture and want the viewer to see or feel the hands that made a work of art. Earth colours, all pure earth or natural pigments, mix and meld on the surface of canvas, fabric or paper, mapping the land they came from in fresh ways through the movement of a human hand – a gentle interaction between myself and the landscape. I dedicate time and effort to a seemingly transient yet perfect object like a leaf. Combining old-fashioned hand-craft techniques with a fragile material like a leaf shows the delicate nature of it. How I work highlights the balance of fragility and strength of the leaves but also makes the destructive and senseless (ab)use of nature by humans visible. All materials I use collaborate with each other and I with them. I am not the dominating factor, but a conduit in the creative process. I love to explore the concepts of impermanence and decommodification, sometimes my work is ephemeral, made in situ and after completion and documentation left to disintegrate or decompose.

Forms of art: visual 3D, visual 2D, performance
Country: South Africa - Country of origin: South Africa - Email: lelihoch@gmail.com - Website - Instagram

Bound to the earth
Death of an Oryx
Fleeting a collaboration with Nikki Miles and Robert Koch
On Love
I am an island