Gordon Froud

Taxi Crash (Mixed media installation, Size variable)

Taxi Crash (Mixed media installation, Size variable)

Artist's Statement

The work is an installation that depicts an accident or crash scene between two minibus taxis, one on its side and the other upright. Coat hangers are used to depict the urban environment of informal traders and as a symbol of the people that ride taxis on a daily basis. Taxi Crash is a metaphor for the state of human interaction, where we sometimes collide with each other. The work also comments on and draws attention to the plight of passengers who are forced to ride these vehicles. 

Artist's Biography

Born: Johannesburg, 1963. Lives and works in Johannesburg. Received his BA(FA) Honours from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1987, completed an HED at the University of the Witwatersrand and received his MTech in Sculpture from the University of Johannesburg in 2009. Awards and scholarships: ABSA Gold medal for service to the Arts; Ampersand Foundation Fellowship.