GRETTA LOUW

Gretta Louw, In this organism, singular and plural, digital embroidery, digital print on linen and wax, 61 x 61 cm, 2021
Gretta Louw, In this organism, singular and plural, 6 variations, digital embroidery, digital print on linen and wax, 61 x 61 cm, 2021

GRETTA LOUW

The art of Gretta Louw deals with the global impacts of advancing technologies, focusing particularly on environmental issues on the one hand and a feminist perspective on the other.

The special edition presented by DAM Projects developed out of the “The Medusa Banners” series. These pieces are large-format embroideries on digital prints on linen: they draw from underwater marine wildlife—particularly jellyfish, one of the oldest life forms on Earth—and machine learning, consciously blurring the line between the recognisable ’natural’ and the uncanny. The works entice the viewer into a different chronological lens, one that ripples between the hyperspeed of digitalisation and the inescapable pull of evolutionary time that precludes, encapsulates, and outlasts us all.

One of her larger banners is titled: “I have more in commons with Medusa than I’d care to admit”, which might stand exemplary for the whole. You can find the series here:

http://grettalouw.com/works/the-medusa-banners.php

As a first introduction we are happy to offer you a small series of 6 slightly different artworks from this year.

In this organism, singular and plural, 2021

Edition of 6 | digital embroidery, digital print, linen, wax | 61 x 61 cm each

The fist three pieces each 600 €, the rest of the edition each 800 €.

Please choose your favourite one and contact us directly at DAM