I was asked by the curator Derek Zietsman, to participate in this show. He chose four of my recent woodcut prints
All four prints speak directly to the theme of kakotopia and reflect a sense of unease, foreboding, and discomfort in a world where things seem to be falling apart.
1. Dark Street reflects my engagement with an area adjacent to my studio. My aim was to echo its sense of unease, foreboding and discomfort.2. Waiting is based on things I see and people I come into contact with whilst walking through the town’s hustle and bustle (to my studio). I am interested in the gritty underbelly of my city rather than the “surf-city –holiday destination” image commonly associated with Durban.
3. Limping Buffalo is a metaphor for the state and a social comment on events associated with the #Feesmustfall student unrest in 2016.
4. There is a Buffalo on the Roof comments on our socially and politically dysfunctional society. Here the buffalo finds itself in an unnatural and threatening environment where he faces the ecological disaster together with us.
All prints are 60 x 90 cm on Fabriano Rosapina paper and dated 2017. Editions are limited to 10