When I finished studying my Fine Arts Degree in Bloemfontein,moved to Cape Town thereafter to find greener pastures. I tried different jobs to earn money and finding myself unsatisfied.Only then did I realise that my happy place was making art my vocation.
I have included my artist press from Everard Read Gallery below.
1. the purity of a colour, or its freedom from white or grey.
2. intensity of distinctive hue; saturation of a colour.
In an effort to challenge the perception of modern day women, Kilmany-Jo Liversage will be presenting a collection of paintings at Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, titled CHROMA718 .
This latest body of work by Liversage presents work created in the period leading up to the month of June (07) of 2018(18). Liversage’s collection features her signature highly textured, bright and brazen colour applications resulting in emblazoned surface application through urban materials related to street art and urban environments. Her bold Femme fatale subjects represent a subtle form of activism on gender based issues in South Africa. Her subject matter is sourced from social media platforms pertaining to Contemporary youth and Pop-Culture.
CHROMA718 represents Liversage’s intimate relationship with her alter ego and street name “Orda”. This symbiotic relationship allows her to investigate the parallels between street art painting and academic painting (in the studio), allowing the two to co-exist in her process. CHROMA718 represents the contemporary female subject as a celebrated matriarchal being.
Regarding Nando’s murals- I have been commissioned by Nando’s over the years to make murals in Washington DC,Virginia USA,Melbourne,Australia,Canada and Dubai as well as in Jhb.
Street Art is such a great platform to connect the urban individual with his/her environment.Its a great way to show art to the everyday person and beautifies an old building etc.its great to see how many murals are being made in Jozi by well known street artists and yes, graffiti and street-art is an international language which is being conveyed in JHB
A solo show with Worldart Gallery in Cape Town this year in July and hopefully just making artwork that inspires me;)