On this occasion, Eclectica presents African portraiture , by renowned artist from the African continent , for whom Marshall is a powerful influence, as is the photographer Zanele Muholi.
Eclectica Contemporary’s exhibition for Seventh edition of Art X Lagos Fair is a celebration of pan-African creative expression, showcasing artists from Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. Our selection of artists echoes the African continent’s vibrancy and energy through expressive colors, textures, and design while contributing to the larger discussion of African identity.
Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team, have always been to provide a platform that highlights and celebrates the narratives of and from the African continent and so, by hosting a group exhibition in August each year, our focus turns towards sharing the stories of woman and non-binary artists. This means turning towards conversations around the impact of gender, its definitions, and the constraints that shape and reflect society at large.
At no point in the history of painting has the black body been so exalted, fetishized, or scrutinised. I believed the matter to be one driven by colonial guilt, the attrition of white mythological power, and, in lieu of a more hybrid and global grasp of humanity, the need for revisionism. This greater inclusivity is certainly the case, but so is the ongoing commodification
Bad Posture Eclectica Contemporary is excited to present Bad Posture, a group show that aims to sidestep the trap of traditional portraiture and leap into the realm of unconventional, tongue-in-cheek reflections. The common thread is that the artists are all born in the 90s, have a sense of dystopian optimism, and are all from the African continent. Although this generation look a lot like Millennials,
In our desire to continually explore black voices and experiences, we are adding new faces to this ongoing dialogue. The African continent and the journey of its diaspora is a complex topic in its rich diversity, contextual detail and historical references. African narratives are laden in intersectionality, with conflicting aspects that are entwined in peoples’ reality and lives. These conversations and instances reverberate through Black African identities. The figures in this exhibition embody love, strength, perseverance and pride. Each depicts a presence of liveliness, a determination of uplifted consciousness and the reclamation of dignity, commanding the viewer’s attention.
Eclectica Contemporary’s exhibition for this year’s Investec Cape Town Art Fair is a celebration of pan-African creative expression, showcasing artists from South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. Our selection of artists all echoes the vibrancy and energy of the African continent through expressive colors, textures, and design while contributing to the larger discussion of African identity. The work is diverse in conceptual and thematic grounding,