The three Cape Town-based artists featured in our Autumn issue each create work inspired and influenced by the city’s people and places. With a combination of mediums, these artists tell the stories of a city and their relationship with it.
Kitty Dorje graduated from the University of Cape Town with an honour’s degree in Fine Art, and from the Cape Peninsula Technikon with a diploma in Graphic Design.
Kitty creates unique ink drawings, some of the latest of which are inspired by places in Cape Town, including Kirstenbosch and The Company’s Gardens. Her process involves collecting objects that she finds and taking photographs while out walking, which she later uses as sources of inspiration for her artwork. Besides ink, Kitty also works in other mediums, including printmaking and painting.
Kitty describes creating art as a language and a way in which she can communicate with people — for her, the process always creates a good energy and is a means of expression.