All posts tagged: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum Polyhedra

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s photographic maps of the Milky Way

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum was born in 1980 in Mochudi, Botswana, and currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has lived between Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada and The United States. Motivated by her experiences in such diverse locales, Sunstrum explores “how one’s sense of identity develops within geographic and cultural contexts”, she says. Her drawings, narrative landcapes shift between representational and fantastical depictions of volcanic, subterranean, cosmological, and precipitous landscapes. The exhibition at London’s Tiwani Contemporary will be Sunstrum’s first solo exhibition in the UK, following the group exhibition Mythopoeia at the same gallery in April 2015. She has previously exhibited at FRAC Pays de Loire, France in 2013, Brundyn Gallery, Johannesburg in 2014, MoCADA, New York in 2011, and at the 2012 Havana Biennial.       Polyhedra merges time-lapse photography of the milky way with Sunstrum’s own watercolour paintings and the work of Tempest Anderson, an early 20th-century explorer and pioneer in volcanic photography. Several of these works are born out of a study of 18th-century European philosophers’ preoccupation with ideas of the Sublime. Sunstrum embeds elements of geometry …


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