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South African artist Bev Butkow uses various mediums to collage depictions of girls in states of striving and submissions. She uses oil paint, sculpture and fragmented figuration to comment of the societal gender inequalities. Butkow searches for the line between inclusion and exclusion and tries to find the meaning behind the world we live in today. She does this through layering and texturizing her images in a distinct pattern.

Butkow was born in Johannesbrug and is self-taught. She is fairly new to the industry and had her first solo exhibition at Lizamore & Associates Gallery as well as won a Merit Award in the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award. She was also selected as one of nine “Young Talented Artists” for the Fresh Produce Exhibition and mentorship program.

Here are some of our favourite pieces:

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