Artist: Jovita Alvares
Medium: Print on layers of Perspex in backlit frame
Size: W16 x H6 x D5 inches
Jovita Alvares explores the ever-evolving themes of urbanism, through frequent documentation and re-documentation. Alvares understands her surroundings and creates work that portrays the spatial present with historical context. She investigates urban aspirations of security as well as a contrasting need to beautify the space by building floral façades over bleak and rigid urban planning. The bougainvillea plant becomes the protagonist for the artist, as well as a vantage point from where she understands the ever-expanding metropolis.