Fleur de Bondt

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Fleur de Bondt (b. 1989) is an autodidactic artist. Since her emergence into the art scene in 2013, she has shown work at numerous group exhibitions at galleries including The Art Room, Bayliss Gallery, Jo Anke, Artist Proof Studio, and the Turbine and Joburg Art Fairs (Artist Proof Studio, Dawid Ras).

She specializes in drawing and printmaking; combining drawing (using mixed media) with lino tiles to create mono-type prints. Her work is currently inspired by long term memory where the concept manifests itself through the process of creating each piece, as opposed to the final product. She currently works from her studio in Johannesburg.

What drives me as an artist is my desire to want to make people to do two things: look closer and think.

I am fascinated by the workings of the mind. It is the one entity that I work as hard to adventure into as I fight to escape. My current work 'Memory is the Seamstress' is stimulated by the malleable nature of experiential long term memory - our autobiographical memories - where upon recall, memory strengthening, and the formation of new associations fuse.

My printing and creating process in itself is an imitation of this counter-intuitive phenomenon, where the lino tile serves as a platform to explore the re-consolidation and innovation of memory and the final product/the paper is representative of the act of recall.

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