Friday, March 25, 2011

Ziba Ufa Concept

The installation piece symbolizes the interrelation of components found within walls. To create something familiar and relatable the chair signifies rest, order, chaos all of which are things that happen behind walls by trying to replicate the floor I want to play with the perception of an inverted state of consciousness.

The installation was to play with the illusion of floor and wall. To provoke so that one is deprived of preconceived standards and become open to new impressions.

Ziba Ufa

Humanity exists within and around walls; vertical manmade surfaces whose sole purpose is to keep the desirable contained, out of reach of the undesirable and vice versa. This duality is constantly applied in the illustration of social/human issues.
The gallery, in particular the walls, is used as an alternative surface for artistic expression. To challenge not only our individual processes, but also the audiences' perception or stereotypes as to exhibition spaces and their uses.
The projected outcome for this project for both the artists and audience and the space is to:
  • Create a purely artistic and critical experience far removed from any commercial obligation and/or expectations
  • Challenge the accepted norms as to how artistic expression is presented and/or consumed.
Curated by Peterson Kamwathi.

View of the Installation from the floor

Stage I ( Installation for ziba ufa)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Strange to know nothing, never to be sure

Of what is true or right or real,

But forced to qualify or so I feel,

Or well, it does seem so:

Someone must know.

Strange to be ignorant of the way things work:

Their skill at finding what they need,

Their sense of shape, and punctual spread of seed,

And willingness to change;

Yes it is strange.

Even to wear such knowledge – for our flesh

Surrounds us with its own decision –

And yet spend all our life on imprecisions,

That when we start to die

Have no idea why.

Philip Larkin

New Works

Untitled Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2011 61cm x 61cm

Untitled 2 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2011 61cm x 61cm

Untitled 3 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2011 61cm x 61cm SOLD

Review of Africa: The Mother of Us All