Asanda Kupa

Asanda Kupa – Relearn, my soul

Kupa’s latest body of work that follows up from his previous solo. Relearn, my soul is a culmination of a period of Kupa’s self-investigation that grappled with the importance of the three stages of life: birth, life and death. His explorations have taken him on a journey to find himself, and in the process he has produced these works, which offer an illustration of this.

A recurrent feature of Kupa’s works are densely populated crowd scenes. He explains that “I use crowds as a symbol of oneness, that everything is connected and all is one’. In this sense, Kupa invites a sense of community and shared experience, reflecting his personal intentional commitment towards relearning.

Throughout the exhibition, his aim is to convey and explore change, for both the arts and the subjects he depicts. The works reflect three stages: destructiveness, messiness, and fulfilment – where each image unfolds and rebuilds across the picture plan and throughout the exhibition.

Relearn, my soul emerges from a space of fulfilment. Kupa delved into destruction, experienced messiness and reappears resolved and affirmed – having unlearned to relearn.

Asanda Kupa Umonakalo ezweni 2020 Oil on paper 90 x 140 cm

Umonakalo ezweni
2020
Oil on card
108 x 153 cm

Asanda Kupa We will get there 2019 Acrylic on canvas 156 x 148 cm

We will get there
2019
Acrylic on canvas
140 x 85 cm

Asanda Kupa She was collecting wood, not aware of the wolf 2019 Acrylic on canvas 140 x 150 cm

She was collecting wood, not aware of the wolf
2020
Acrylic on canvas
142 x 129,5 cm

Nomalizo, ufike ukhuselekile 2019 Acrylic on card 140 x 160 cm

Nomalizo, ufike ukhuselekile
2019
Acrylic on card
140 x 160 cm

Asanda Kupa Where the wind goes, they followed 2019 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 250 cm

Where the wind goes, they followed
2019
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 250 cm
SOLD

Untitled (Afrika your time is now) 2020 polish on card 152 x 105 cm

Untitled (Afrika your time is now)
2020
polish on card
156 x 156 cm

Asanda Kupa Alitshoni unaphakade, , 2019 Acrylic on canvas 145 x 165 cm

Alitshoni unaphakade
2019
Acrylic on canvas
131 x 115 cm

Asanda Kupa Easy said, than lived 2020 Oil on paper 90 x 140 cm

Easy said, than lived
2020
Oil on card
90 x 140 cm

Asanda Kupa Life line Oil on paper 90 x 140 cm,

Life line
2020
Oil on card
90 x 140 cm
SOLD