ICTAF 2019

BOOTH A17

Ley Mboramwe

Ley Mboramwe hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He completed his degree in Fine Art at the ‘Academie des Beaux’ in Kinshasa (the centre of Africa).

His life experience in the Congo, its suffering, beauty, politics, culture and economic circumstances is evident in his work. Through his work he has tried to convey rhythm, emotion and freedom of the human spirit. His silhouetted figures are not only a representation of the physical self, but rather an amalgamation of flesh and spirit. The spirit as something in search of a tangible tether to land.

The human body is used as a means of storytelling and a reflection of life. Where stories, such as looting, hunger, disease, nightmares, dreams and the joys of human existence are theoretically portrayed. Mboramwe attempts to transfigure flesh into spirit, flesh into the depths of human suffering and happiness, flesh into the inner beauty and despair of human life. He uses the body as a mirror to the soul.

Ley Mboramwe Mokonzi aza mutema mabe 2019 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Ley Mboramwe
Le Peuple Gangne
2019
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
SOLD

Ley Mboramwe Le Peuple Gangne 2019 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Ley Mboramwe
Mokonzi aza mutema mabe
2019
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
SOLD

Ley Mboramwe Atandele 2019 Acrylic on canvas 110 x 110 cm

Ley Mboramwe
Atandele
2019
Acrylic on canvas
110 x 110 cm

Asuka Nirasawa

Japanese artist, Asuka Nirasawa, obtained her BA in Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she majored in painting and printmaking. She has had numerous projects, group and solo shows in Japan and other countries such as India and South Africa. In 2015, she had a residency with the Bag Factory, where she first was exposed and inspired by African fabrics.

Nirasawa’s travels have had a great influence on her practice stylistically. She has been influenced by the architecture of Amsterdam, the graffiti in Rome and largely by fabrics of various eastern countries. This aesthetic stimulus can easily be seen in her works on the cells. The meticulous detail articulates the biological complexities of the cells. The vibrancy of the colours conveys strong energy, and even beauty, as she conceptually engages with powerfully debilitating diseases. These include HIV, various cancerous cells, leukemia, sickle cells, liver fluke and osteoporosis growing and multiplying in their microscopic world. This subject is inspired by the memory of her father who passed away from lung cancer, thus a manifestation of the body that can live on as sacred and still beautiful.

Asuka Nirasawa - Cell Division, 2853 Cells 2018 fabric, acrylic medium, glitter, pencil on canvas 150 x 200 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cell Division, 2853 Cells
2018
fabric, acrylic medium, glitter, pencil on canvas
150 x 200 cm
SOLD

Asuka Nirasawa - Cell Division, 952 Cells 2018 fabric, acrylic medium, rhinestone, pencil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cell Division, 952 Cells
2018
fabric, acrylic medium, glitter, pencil on canvas
150 x 200 cm

Hussein Salim

Born in Karim Sudan in 1966, Hussein Salim, found himself, along with other Sudanese artists and critics, exploring the dialogue between the importance of heritage and contemporary Sudanese art.

Within his rich impasto paintings, Salim reflects this dialogue using personal symbolism of his dual African and Islamic identity. Through this coalescence his work creates a personal conversation with the viewer of the effects of a diasporic background. Here, his works allow a space for appreciation of diversity.

Salim’s forms and colours combine, symbolising his own psyche and subliminal musings on topics of identity and heritage in the contemporary discourse. However, what is critical is that the shapes and forms in his work only leave just enough clues to catalyse thinking rather than explicitly demonstrate an idea.

Hussein Salim Vitality 2018 acrylic on canvas 180 x 120 cm

Hussein Salim
Vitality
2018
acrylic on canvas
180 x 120 cm
SOLD

Hussein Salim, .Orchard, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 94.5 x 72.5 cm

Hussein Salim
Orchard
2018
acrylic on canvas
94.5 x 72.5 cm
SOLD

Hussein Salim Festival 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 60 x 90 cm

Hussein Salim
Festival
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 90 cm
SOLD

Hussein Salim .7. Goddesses of Love I 2018 acrylic on canvas 180 x 120 cm

Hussein Salim
Vitality
2018
acrylic on canvas
180 x 120 cm

Hussein Salim Festival 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 60 x 90 cm

Hussein Salim
Picnic
2018
acrylic on canvas
88 x 48 cm

Hussein Salim, Runway , 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 cm

Hussein Salim
Runway
2018
acrylic on canvas
60 x 40 cm

Hussein Salim Untitled (series) 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 19 x 27 cm

Hussein Salim
Untitled (series)
2018
acrylic on canvas
19 x 27 cm
SOLD

Benon Lutaaya

Uganda-born artist Benon Lutaaya attained a BFA at Kyambogo University, Kampala, leading him to pursue art professionally in 2010. As a result of crippling financial circumstances hindering him from acquiring art supplies, he quickly learned the skill of improvising. He resorted to the using recycled, found paper material that decorated the streets. In 2011, he was awarded an international artist residency by the Bag Factory Studios, providing him with the opportunity to live and work in Johannesburg.

Over the course of a nine-year artistic journey as a professional artist, Benon Lutaaya’s artistic practice has grown exponentially, attracting a considerable amount of attention and recognition both locally and internationally.

Benon’s subject matter is deeply rooted in the fragility of human life and the vulnerability of the human experience. He creates evocative, fragmented mixed media portraits that attempt to elevate rather than reinforce the status quo of suffering.

Benon LutaayaPerformer 2017 Mixed media on canvas 112 x 152 cm

Benon Lutaaya
Performer
2017
Mixed media on canvas
112 x 152 cm
SOLD

Vincent Osemwegie

Born in 1977, Nigerian painter Vincent Osemwegie’s continuous creative journey led him to South Africa in 2009 where he settled in Johannesburg, participating in various museum and gallery exhibitions.

Vincent was born into a large family, with 21 siblings. Within the busy chaos of his childhood, art offered a means of quiet entertainment. He was often found with a sketchbook in hand experimenting and playing with forms and shapes.

He explores ideas of physicality through motion and pairs this with the layering of materials to allude to the construction of form being multilayered. Integral to his expressive technique, Vincent combines active movement through the dripping of paint to not only render subject matter, but to trace its construction.

Judgement Day I & II 2017 Mixed media on Perspex 118 x 145 cm
Judgement Day I & II 2017 Mixed media on Perspex 118 x 145 cm

Vincent Osemwegie
Judgement Day I & II
2017
Mixed media on Perspex
118 x 145 cm

Anthony Lane

Anthony Lane is a full time sculptor and multi award-winning designer, who skillfully marries the technical sophistication of a master draughtsman with an instinctive understanding of three dimensional forms and mass. His sculptural projects deal primarily with contemporary abstract representations of the human form while also investigating the themes of order and chaos.

Through the labour intensive process of hand forming individual stainless steel plates, and then meticulously constructing his unique, fragmented sculptures, the artist transforms a somewhat cold and impersonal medium into energetic, cascading shapes, full of life and expression.

Carefully considered and placed, the shaped stainless steel mimics the intricate curves of the human body, exposing visual clues, which simultaneously reveal and conceal when viewed from different angles. These bold, expressive representations with their reflective surfaces provide the viewer an entry point to Lane’s seemingly meditative projection, which seeks to encapsulate the transference of light between the interior and exterior.

Anthony Lane SHARD SERIES - SEATED FIGURE Hand polished 316 Stainless Steel 166 x 158 x 70 cm

Anthony Lane
Shard Series: Seated Figure
2018
Polished 316 stainless steel
166 x 158 x 70 cm

BOOTH A16

Kyu Sang Lee

Kyu Sang Lee’s photographic artistic practice draws on his experience within distinct regions and cultures of the world. Born in Seoul, Korea in 1993 and having moved to Cape Town in 2005, his artistic practice exhibits strong influences of Eastern, Western and African cultures. While completing his degree in Fine Art at Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town) he was awarded the Cecil Skotnes Award for Most Promising Artist.  Kyu Sang Lee was also awarded the Simon Gerson Prize in 2016 for his graduating body of work as well as the Celeste Prize for Photography & Digital Graphics in 2017.

Kyu Sang Lee’s knowledge of Music, Art, History and world issues is extensive and strongly influences his art making process. Working in predominantly black and white photography and more recently mixed media installation, He presents an interesting juxtaposition to ideas of the “lost”, driven by the concept of time and fate. Interlocking these notions with photography and sound, he focuses on constructing the realm of the metaphysical, the spiritual and the surreal.

Kyu Sang Lee The Seventh Seal 2014 Hahnemule Baryta 63 x 42 cm

Kyu Sang Lee
The Seventh Seal No.1 2014
Hahnemule Baryta
63 x 42 cm

Kyu Sang Lee Matisse and the People of the night 2017 glicée print on Hahnehmuhle Baryta 1of5 + 2AP 84 x 117 cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Matisse and the People of the night
2017
glicée print on Hahnehmuhle Baryta
1/5 + 2AP
84 x 117 cm
SOLD

Kyu Sang Lee Dancing Along Alone 2017 Archival light jet 59,4 x 42cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Dancing Along Alone
2017
Archival light jet
59,4 x 42cm

Kyu Sang Lee The Universe 3of5 2017 glicée print 42 x 53 cm (unframed) 54.5 x 65 cm (framed)

Kyu Sang Lee
The Universe
2017
glicée print, 3/5
54.5 x 65 cm (framed)
SOLD

Kyu Sang Lee Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.2 2018 Hahnehmuhle Baryta 12 x 15 cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.2
2018
Hahnehmuhle Baryta
12 x 15 cm
SOLD

Kyu Sang Lee Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.1 2018 Hahnehmuhle Baryta 12 x 15 cm

Kyu Sang Lee
Ein kleines Nachtfoto No.1
2018
Hahnehmuhle Baryta
12 x 15 cm
SOLD

Kyu Sang Lee Goldberg 2 of 5 2017 glicée print 84.1 x 118.9 cm (unframed) png

Kyu Sang Lee
Goldberg 2/5
2017
glicée print
84.1 x 118.9 cm (unframed)