Loyiso Mkize

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 may mean.

Within Loyiso’s work, there are always layers of interpretation and references, drawing lines between contexts and subjects. This exhibition shows that the artist is not just thinking in binaries or compartmentalized identities, rather he speaks of a “universal exodus”. A process of release, of breathing out and opening. #EXDS serves as a platform where he moves beyond templates and attempts to unravel and unveil reality, to pierce his and our notions of what we perceive as real.

Loyiso Mkize Missed Me 2019 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas Aprox 115.5 x 115.5 cm

Loyiso Mkize
Missed Me
2019
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Aprox 115.5 x 115.5 cm

Loyiso Mkize, Drenched in Milk, Covered in Honey - 2018 - Oil on Canvas - aprox 210 x 100 cm

Loyiso Mkize
Drenched in Milk, Covered in Honey
2018
Oil on Canvas
aprox 210 x 100 cm

Loyiso Mkize Thixo Onofefe 2019 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas Aprox 102 x 100 cm

Loyiso Mkize
Thixo Onofefe
2019
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Aprox 102 x 100 cm

Loyiso Mkize Uhuru 2019 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas Aprox 150.5 x 150.5 cm

Loyiso Mkize
Uhuru
2019
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Aprox 150.5 x 150.5 cm

Loyiso Mkize Istokvel 2019 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas Aprox 115.5 x 115.5 cm

Loyiso Mkize
Istokvel
2019
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Aprox 115.5 x 115.5 cm

Loyiso Mkize The Sun and the Sky 2019 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas Aprox 150 x 185 cm

Loyiso Mkize
The Sun and the Sky
2019
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Aprox 150 x 185 cm

Loyiso Mkize Only The Trees Remain 2019 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas Aprox 150 x 185 cm

Loyiso Mkize
Only The Trees Remain
2019
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Aprox 150 x 185 cm