Justine Mahoney

1971 - Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

1988 - Matriculated, Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music

1991 - National Diploma Fine Art, Technikon Witwatersrand

Justine Mahoney’s current work is based on one seminal miniature sculpture which recall’s her first memory. At the age of three she was hospitalised for a bone degenerating disease in her left leg, a plaster cast was worn for that year. Her work deals with the struggle of life. Emotional and physical states are represented by an array of growths, swellings, attachments and almost parasitic mutations. An army of toy soldiers multiply. Siamese twin, freak, maimed, wounded, weighted, monstrous, transformed children belie their perfect toy like surface.