Linda Hollier | South Africa
Linda Hollier is an explorer with a pioneer spirit. A keen observer of life and culture, Linda is filled with boundless curiosity when traveling, whether in cyberspace or around the globe. This is what fuels her creative process.
Focusing on the energy accompanying a scene, Linda intuitively captures images using slow-shutter and then transforms them by creating her own textures and blends. She is becoming known for her experimental use of the numerous apps available as she continuously plunges forward into new territory.
Linda has evolved the capacity to smoothly and effortlessly weave the digital potential of her iPhone with the material world of print. Her choice to print on recycled wood and on fine Ethiopian veils, as well as her investigation into copperplate, plexiglass and aluminum, aid in embodying her conceptual ideas about time, space, interconnectedness, rootedness and movement in her work. She calls these new parameters ‘here2here’.
Born in South Africa, she is currently living in Canada, after spending ten years in Germany and ten years in the United Arab Emirates. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Qatar, UAE, Switzerland, USA and Spain.
Over the last few years she has also been honored to receive numerous international awards.