Sharing by Kirsteen Pieterse
Time & Location
Fo Tan, Fo Tan, Hong Kong
About the Event
In May we have invited Kirsteen Pieterse, a renowned artist to discuss the impact of location on the development of her work, how exposure to 'local' artworks has changed or impacted her practice. www.kirsteenpieterse.com
Kirsteen's work fuses her interest in the subject of landscape, in Western and Chinese painting, with contemporary large-scale engineering construction and infrastructure. It attempts to call to mind the massive engineering projects which impose on the contemporary landscape.
"The Scottish sculptor Kirsteen Pieterse, who is an artist in the Romantic tradition, draws upon the precarious relationship between man and built environments in her work....she draws attention to the regard we hold for our environment and how easily we might forget the power of nature. Modern architecture and engineering represent, in many ways, the epitome of humankind's 'taming' of the natural world, however, as Pieterse infers in her sculptures, the ramifications of such endeavours should not be neglected." - Kate Bryan - Deconstructing Landscape, World Sculpture News, Volume 15 No 4, p. 42 – 45, 2009