name. Kat Kotze

right now. Studying a BA in Fine Art and English Major 

instagram. @katkotze

G’n stap ‘n entjie

(It probably deserves some explanation in this context. In Afrikaans, a ciggie is often referred to as an “entjie” - it basically means a lil’ bit, or a short. The phrase plays on the idea of a smoke break, where the ciggie is short, but you also have to walk a short bit in order to have a smoke, i.e. you have to go outside)

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

I’m fascinated by how people experience excess and grit in its physical environment, and how aesthetics can alter this experience to one of pleasure due to the detachment of the art object with the space itself (ohsoart).


Can you describe the moment(s) you captured the photo(s)?

An early, grey morning in Woodstock hanging out with a friend / A sunny Sunday afternoon in the East City with my brother.

Where were you when you realised you wanted to make this piece of art?

Right there / In Studio.


Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

Street sounds.


What have you learnt since creating this piece?

That I really, really need to learn how to use Lightroom properly.

Space & Place, number three of nine

Where do you dream of living?

Skiathos, Greece, in a little house with a sun-soaked studio on top and a gorgeous café below.


What does black and white remind you of?

How in love I am with colour.