Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum,
Quadra 01, 2016, Watercolour and pencil on wood panel, 25.5 x 25.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Quadra 01, 2016, Watercolour and pencil on wood panel, 25.5 x 25.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary  

Working primarily with drawing and animation, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s work mines the fields of mythology, geology and cosmogony. The vistas of her drawings tell of a temporal collapse, hashing together futuristic and ancient terrains, which shift between figurative and fantastical depictions of the volcanic, subterranean, cosmological and precipitous.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Omphalos, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan (2016); Polyhedra, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016); Fantastic, NMMU Bird Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth (2016); Beacon, VANSA, Johannesburg (2015); Survey with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Brundyn Gallery, Cape Town (2014); Spectacular/Spectaculaire, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (2013) and Feed Your Head: The African Origins of the Scientific Aesthetic, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), New York (2011).