Inziki yebumba -taps into the idea of blended unions of existence a form of partial and full embodiment of our society to date.Forced nor willingly our sense of family has evolved from the clear traditional status to a blend of distant yet close relations. This blend presents existent and virtual existing pillars of the union.
Inziki yebumba explores the relation within a union , elements of real representation together with virtual hold and complete the union.pillars of this union may not be fully evident but present a functional position which saves as a backbone of the union in reference to the financial support which has held and kept the union intact from the diaspora. referring to those who had to migrate to the distant lands they are symbiotic representation in the union as they become the balance and support for the union.They are the shadow balance of the real.
At the centre of this blend there is a layer of a motherly figure who seemingly embraces all forms of this union even though partly some are translucent pillars of the union.translucent pillars act as the gate keepers of the union they hold the structure of this union in hope and belief .Her embrace keeps all pillars together for the well being of the union.
Inziki yebumba unlocks the strength within a union where part of its elements function at the shadows but still provide that stability and well being of the whole family union.
Ubuhlobo lizaba! – Relation illusion! explores the idea of dual existent relationships, living in the 21st century has required that dualism blurring the idea of physical being yet making our relationships legitimate.Due to the challenges in this intertwined globalised world we find ourselves in these virtual relationships, a need today as we find our existential boundaries shifted time after time. To relate we are helplessly left with no other option but partly exist in that virtual space.
Times and conditions of our surroundings turn to challenge and shift our evolutional relations. A new meaning of being requires those adjustments to suit our well being.on the other hand this relation rather gives us the illusional connection making it sometimes hard to relate on the real.Pretence and dishonesty take shape as that physical and emotional relation evades us, we create ideals of a relationship where we hide behind the visual representation of avatars rather than real relationships where we get to deal with each other as individuals.
Ubuhlobo lizaba! looks at the visual condition of a split existence, a layer of self realisation within a relation where true affection has been replaced by emojis and hashtags. its as if its no longer together we stand but virtually we stand too.its this new phenomenon where relations are made or resolved in that virtual space where forms of trust and belief are left to be resolved by algorithms.
”The illusion of Knowledge” is taken from the late Stephen Hawking’s quote ”The Greatest enemy of Knowledge is not ignorance, its the illusion of Knowledge.
The painting explores our induced ignorance in matters which matter by our relation to artificial intelligence the world of selfies and and self indulgence which turns out to be a shoot in the darkness, especially for us in the developing world where we are not schooled in how to deal with this so called digital existence.
An insight to the dilemma of a nation that is constantly searching for its economic stability. It is a hybrid currency which docent exists but at the same time provides stability and hope. it is a symbol of ‘bigotry’, an alien currency that intends to stabilize but does not belong. A common image of economic restoration called ‘dollarization’ of an economy.’The Zim Dolla’ is reflective of how the African continent and many countries abroad have been compelled to adopt foreign currencies , alien ideals , new religions and claim them as their own.people appropriate new life habits and redefine their existence according to the context and time.
Explores the dilemma mankind has found themselves in where they are pushed to the edge of survival. This ultimately results in new creative force and innovative unique means of survival such as recycled trade, a massive second hand buying and selling of goods. Goods that have been discarded by countries abroad.This creates a cycle of economic and psychological poverty where certain groups of society keep inheriting a “second hand lifestyle”. Mankind has become economically creative and resilient in a quest to live and not merely surviving.
Acrylic on Canvas 400cm X 160cm
o’Spatheleni – reveal the condition of economic state of a nation on informal lines of existence, a form of gauge to show how informal supports the existence of a society. a double edged sword with one side revealing the negative effects on the paradigm the other bringing necessity , o’sphatheleni represent the double reality of a complex bread and butter issues, co-existence between control and survival.
Together we stand
Acrylic on Canvas 130cm x 160cm
A collective pledge of allegiance to diverse co-existence.
Relative to the poverty datum line , living on the edge below a dollar a day
Acrylic on Canvas 100cm x 200cm
Heroes of our times, Fathers from all walks of life fending for their families it’s a social inheritance from the times we live in, its a dollar question in every one of us reflecting and questioning the economic socio challenges facing the heroes of our time.
A nightmare looks at the constant threat knocking at the door in our recent history. an undesired threat to existence subliminally lingering over our society which still has a vivid memory of the times past and prevailing in our Present.The painting refers to the economic difficulties which we faced during the 2008-2009 economic crisis.Endless queues day and night , Citizens waiting to find a kind of relief from the turbulent times.This constant threat still lingers on even after we have found the “perceived hope” which in turn puts us in a somnambulistic state where we are helpless bound to fictitious remedies from those entrusted with power .
A nation in Waiting
Acrylic on Canvas 90cm x 200cm
A dilemma of a society in waiting, hopes and delusions of betterment perception. As the elements wait part of self is lost.
Education Refers to the core value of education in society.Education under construction a need to add knowledge to the current education system, more than the basic ability to master a syllabus but educate with knowledge to emancipate the society.
Narratives of historical relevances and a reflection on the human aspect of a people in memory of what used to be value.
Just another Day
Acrylic on Canvas 75 cm x 150cm
Urban scene , beauty in a chaotic setup.
Acrylic on Canvas 70cm x 180cm
socially we are always told how we should be and act , but like children we always have our own way of representing the idea of education and the sense behind who we are.
Acrylic on Canvas 120cm x 120cm
An idea of branding people, imitation of a barcode inline with the masses of colorful beings, we don’t usually notice, who are they? Where do they come from?, they don’t usually matter, only for their numbers!
An interrogation of the urban man and his relationship to his responsibilities, a man on stilts high up, walking tall with a gentlemen’s hat seemingly elegance, but below lays the obligation which don’t bother his stance.
This is about the philosophy of work, ideas of no work no pay, a social conscience which one tries to present all possible texts, quotes about the work philosophy then juxtapose with images of people lying down figures of people relaxed, waiting, sleeping representing the state of mind where we expect something but not doing anything for it.