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About the artist...

Carol Paquet is a South African/American visual artist working across multiple media, predominantly painting and abstract photography. After attending the College of Art in Johannesburg, she worked in the advertising industry as an Art Director for the following 20 years.

She continued her education in the Fine Arts through privately sponsored programs and while living in Johannesburg, studied etching with William Kentridge.

Her work is predominently based on the natural world and addresses the ephemeral nature of time and place. Paquet distills imagery from her immediate surroundings, then employs chance and controlled acts of paint pouring with translucent layering to shift perspective and context. Oftentimes she shifts the orientation of an image to further loosen the subject from reality.

Born in N. Rhodesia (now Zambia) and having grown up in South Africa, lived in Britain, Germany and Canada and California, impermanence is a theme both in her life and in her work. Significant influences include William Kentridge, Gerhart Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans.