About this artwork

Alex Dordoy’s practice blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and drawing and hovers between figuration and abstraction. He describes works like this one as ‘photorealist, psychedelic mindscapes’. The distorted figurative imagery he has used floats over a flat, brightly coloured ground recalling the paintings of British artist Francis Bacon. The figure featured here is the South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya, whose gender came into question during the 2009 World Athletics Championship. Dordoy has frequently used images of Semenya in his work due to his fascination with her androgyny, which broadly mirrors the ambiguity of his own work. This work is one of many which exploit the possibilities of Photoshop and digital manipulation.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Caster 3D
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  • materials:
    Inkjet print, 3 parts
  • measurements:
    Each part: 135 x 90 cm
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  • credit line:
    Purchased from the Modern Institute 2012
  • accession number:
    GMA 5379
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Alex Dordoy

Alex Dordoy

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