The beast in Mind is an exhibition featuring works by Elise Wessels (featured here) and Tamsin Relly at Salon 91 in Cape Town until the 11th of February.
“Beast in Mind, is an intuitive visual interpretation of the Shadow archetype, as defined by C.G. Jung. Jung proposed that the ‘Shadow’ may partially be linked to primordial and irrational animal instincts, and it is also seen to be the seat of creativity, which becomes my point of departure. This series is inspired by South African writers in whose lives and work it seems the Shadow played a significant role. I use hybrid forms as a means to simulate a visual – or actual – conversation between the psyche and animal archetypes. With Beast in Mind I hope to offer to the viewer a key to the intuitive language of the Shadow.” – Elise Wessels
“Elise Wessels works as an Illustrator in Cape Town. After spending two and a half years at the Am I Collective studio she now works independently. She completed her Bachelors in Fine Art through the University of South Africa.“