Alet Swarts is a Pretoria based painter. She studied Fine Art at L’Academie des Beaux Arts de Meuron in Neuchâtel in Switzerland, and received a BA Fine Arts in Information Design at the University of Pretoria.
Swarts’s work has been widely exhibited, and she had a solo show Brooklyn Art Gal- lery in Pretoria. Her work engages with the concept of momentary consciousness; the moment when an idea is made sense of through the juxtaposition of multiple ideas in the mind. The works are filled with metaphorical images, textures and patterns, some- times out of context, to suggest ambiguity. They are painted with meditative precision and intensity, as a contradiction to the lightness and fleetingness of the moments they represent.