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Kilmany-Jo Liversage was born in CapeTown in 1973.
Qualifications: H.Dip Fine Arts. Free State Technikon, 1994. Received a distinction in Painting. B.Tech Fine Arts, Free State Technikon, 1997.
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Kilmany-Jo is known for her work in a relatively new genre called Urban Art that is recognised as an art form inspired by street aesthetics, most notably spray painted graffiti and stenciling. Yet her rare and desired style combines street art and fine art, resulting in exceptional portraits that are both classic and distinctly urban.
"During the Machine Age, artists would reduce their compositions to its smallest constituent parts. With the paintings in Obversa714, I manufactured this deconstruction by combining the painting tradition of portraiture with idiosyncrasies from the urban culture of tagging. This enabled me to explore the intersection between street art and fine art while reconstructing them into a new genre of portraiture," Kilmany-Jo Liversage