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Ravelle Pillay

Born in 1993, Durban, South Africa


Ravelle Pillay (b.1993, Durban, South Africa) is a Johannesburg-based painter whose practice mines the haunting reverberations of history, extracted from archival photography and inherited memories. As a starting point, the artist collects family photographs stretching back generations alongside a broader archive of portrait and landscape photography as imperfect portals into the past. The process of meeting the canvas with unstable imagery is underpinned by an inevitable grappling with the lega...Read more