FAITH XLVII is a South Africa-based artist who began painting in 1997, three years after the end of Apartheid. Using a wide range of found and rescued objects, her work channels the international destinations that have been imprinted on her after two decades of exhibiting in and interacting with urban environments. FAITH uses her artwork to advance the expression of personal truth. In this way, her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to the complexities of the human condition, its deviant histories and existential search.
In Aqua Regalia, FAITH XLVII explores the dichotomy between the sacred and the mundane by enveloping viewers in the material residue, personal relics, and sentimental treasures collected from her travels to different cities and abandoned spaces. The work allows for a reinterpretation of the mundane as valuable, and the discarded everyday item as sacred.
BEYOND THE STREETS Los Angeles, 2018. Photo by Brent Broza.