Grace Kotze


Grace is a Durban based artist born in 1968. She works primarily as a painter but also curate and teach part time. No matter what discipline she is engaged in, her concerns are with furthering her own and others understanding of the visual language of expression and image making in the fine art field.

Her work is motivated by the challenge of fusing her emotional intent with visual and technical concerns. At present oil painting is her primary tool, its phenomenally versatile nature offers never-ending possibilities of exploration.

In order to produce works of integrity she has to paint from an emotional point of reference. She is very aware of utilizing imagery she has a profound connection to. Her paintings function on an autobiographical level documenting both her internal and external vision. She paints places and people from her everyday life, using the familiar as a direct link to an emotive sense of self.