|Born 1954 in Johannesburg|
Mandy Spiegel is a first generation South African, of German and Dutch parentage. She has lived as an adult in Holland, the UK and Singapore.
Her South African upbringing encouraged a focus on African masks and motifs, landscapes and ancestral rituals.
Her art making was influenced from early years by Maria Stein-Lessing and Leo Spiegel, Alexis Preller, Walter Battiss and Irma Stern, subsequently Stanley Pinker and Peggy Delport.
Mandy's previous focuses have been on portraiture, anthropomorphic figures, displaced items, and gender.
Her more recent artwork includes references to sculpture and monuments, inspired by natural objects extracted from their environment and placed into fantasy.
Sources include Zimbabwean wooden statuettes, French garden figurines, naval prow figureheads, Bauhaus collection artefacts, the V & A Sculptural collections, Charleston furniture, Rwandan images, parrots, Sea Point trees and sulphur hot springs. Links are made visually between disparate environments and indicate fusion versus dislocation.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
B.A.F.A. A.T.C. Adv.Dip.A.Th.
Graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1977 with Maciver Scholarship
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