"While the outside world seemed threatening and uncertain, my home became even more my sanctuary during the pandemic. With a sense of increased gratefulness for the beauty of my “things", the textiles, a quilt from Paris, porcelain cups from Austria, my mother’s embroideries, collectibles from my travels...I am aware of their own intrinsic stories and how their presence affects the experience I have of life. The resulting little paintings show moments of unassuming intimacy amidst the daily trivia of my life".
Gina Niederhumer comes from a Family of Needlewomen in Austria. She arrived in South Africa aged 19 for a gap year and stayed. Her work deals often with what it means to live between two worlds…between north and south…between past and present. Gina uses art to tell her story.
Gina Niederhumer has a Masters’s degree in Fine Arts and lives and works in Cape Town. She is a full-time artist and art facilitator. Her work is exhibited widely.