“As a Sudanese, my past and present are marred with memories of loss, isolation, migration, exile, and forgotten heritage,” Salim explains. His paintings are a physical manifestation of a dialogue between different cultures. Behind his work lies a strong feeling that art is not merely something to look at, but also a tool that should be used to help facilitate this
Loyiso's current exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary has come at a time in the artist’s life when his own mortality has been mirrored and etched by very close personal experiences. This has automatically created a deep impulse to reflect philosophically and spiritually on the nature of reality, and more profoundly, his flux between emotional challenges and his attempt at rationalizing what it
Aimee Lindeque Aimee Lindeque’s art can be concisely summarised as intricate and imaginative works created in an eclectic style. She describes her creative process as a form of intuitive auto-pilot wherein she allows images, textures and ideas from her imagination and subconscious to flow into works which have a dense doodle-like quality. Her work is partly inspired by the onslaught of
LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene is a New Media graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Makgekgenene was born in 1995 in Gaborone, Botswana. The artist moved to South Africa in 2009 where they worked and studied in Pretoria before moving to Cape Town in 2015. Many of their works aim to rematerialize the metaphorical spaces in which we hold the taught ideas
FUSION - group show Eclectica Contemporary is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD. It hosts an impressive, carefully chosen, group of Artists. The Gallery, with it multiple levels set in an historical heritage building, attempts to question old traditions with new voices in Contemporary Art. In our ‘Fusion’ exhibition, we have selected a group of esteemed South African Artists. Each
AN EXHIBITION ON COLOURED IDENTITY “Contrary to what Shakespeare's Juliet famously opined —‘What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet’ — I believe that names and labels do matter, especially when it comes to the politics of identity and how we perceive (or, perhaps more tellingly, are made to perceive) ourselves.