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Tuesday, July 31, 2018


(Digital art work by Markus Wörsdörfer)

The KZNSA Gallery is hosting an exhibition of digital art by Markus Wörsdörfer titled DriftArt.

Wörsdörfer explains his collection of works:

“What happens when a piece of clothing washes ashore? When the sun, sand, wind and water, the ebb and flow starts to play with it.
Shaping it, moving it around, washing it, tearing it, bleaching it.
When man meets nature.
When we keep our eyes open to even the smallest detail and let our imagination have
free reign.
Look from a distance or go in close, we all might see something different
and our mind plays tricks on us.

We imagine seeing that mystical creature, a couple dancing or a howling wolf. We might see
the knight on his horse and the smoking gun, the seal and a fish in the sea.
Take your time and let your imagination go crazy.

We've all played the game where we look at a cloud in the sky and imagine seeing a dog or
a dragon, or maybe Mickey Mouse.

That is how I felt one day while walking early morning on a beautiful tropical beach in Zanzibar. My plan was to photograph the fishermen leaving with their dhow's. When suddenly I came across a piece of textile sticking out of the sand that caught my attention.

At first I didn't know what I was looking at, but the shape and color made me walk around it until I saw it. Mmmm, kinda looks like a fish. I photographed my "fish" and continued on my walk, but subconsciously I was already searching for my next piece of DriftArt

And so it began. During the next week I deliberately started looking for pieces of clothing, fabrics and paper that had washed on to the white beaches around the island. Not as an easy task as one would think because generally the beaches are very clean.

But I had time and what better thing to do than to put my feet in the soft sand.

And with time my collection of photographs grew to the selection of images you see at this exhibition.

To me it became much more than a piece of rubbish but a piece of art created by nature.

A beach as a canvas and the paintbrushes in form of the sun, wind, rain
and the ever flowing tide.
Moved and shaped by the elements.
Captured and recorded for all of you to see.

I hope that this selection of images inspires you to keep your eyes open for whatever nature puts in front of us.
Look close and let your mind drift away.
Enjoy your journey with DriftArt.”

DriftArt runs in the KZNSA’s Mezzanine Gallery until August 19, 2018. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit