Smoking Gun: Ofentse Seshabela Solo Show

Eclectica Contemporary is excited to present Ofentse Seshabela’s second solo exhibition titled Smoking Gun, following his successful solo debut Democrazy in 2020. Seshabela implements the technique of smoke drawing in order to deliberately distort and blur the politically loaded content he has become known for. Through Seshabela’s lens the viewer is invited to engage in a larger conversation of blackness and resistance. 

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Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

The Tyrant Shall Govern
2021
Smoke, acrylic and collage on brown paper
29.5 x 42.5 cm

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Prosecute State Capture Culprits
2019
Mixed media
127 x 90 cm

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

I Will Always Have ‘Em Strapped on My Back
2019
Mixed media
127 x 87 cm

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Lord I
2021
Smoke and acrylic on canvas
41.5 x 30.5 cm

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Wa Le Bona Lesedi
2021
Smoke and acrylic on canvas
49.5 x 41.8 cm
SOLD

If you are not going to fire the gun, says Chekhov, ‘it shouldn’t be hanging there’. In Seshabela’s case, the ‘gun’ is a black struggle which, through art, he has weaponised. The techniques he uses are multiple, comprising graffiti and pop art, the graphic impact of which he deliberately blurs with the aid of a candle. — Ashraf Jamal

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

We Look the Same
2019
Mixed media
64 x 64 cm
SOLD

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Signing Deals in Abu Dhabi
2021
Smoke and acrylic on canvas
49.5 x 44.1 cm
SOLD

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Untitled
2021
Smoke and acrylic on brown paper
42 x 60 cm
SOLD

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Siya Bona
2021
Smoke and acrylic on canvas
42.5 x 37.5 cm
SOLD

Ofentse Seshabela | 2021 | Cape Town | Art Gallery | Eclectica Contemporary

Lord II
2021
Smoke and ink on brown paper
60.5 x 40.5 cm