“Your Biometrics are Corruptible”, 2020
By South African artist Corne Eksteen
Oil on stretched canvas
80 x 80 cm
Corne Eksteens current body of work consists of portraits, figure studies and still lives.
Utilising a distinctive approach to these artistic traditions, works visually explore themes relating to the deconstruction and fragmentation of identity in the wake of unprecedented technological advances and social turmoil. Through a process of drawing on conventions of figurative, abstract and pattern painting, the works attempt to visually dissect, deconstruct and reconstruct the subject matter in the pursuit of an understanding of the dynamics and transient nature of the 21st century psyche.
They are intended to evoke discussion on the idea of personal identity as a series of disjointed concepts in a perpetual state of flux and the continues search for a distinction between truth and perception.