The mothership at Marabeng

New Breed Art Block by Sylvester Mqeku.
Artist: Sylvester Mqeku
Availability: 1 in stock
SKU: NBAB-131
Delivery date: 1 week
R 1 999,00

Apart from my practice as a ceramic artist, my two-dimensional works demonstrate a preoccupation with accurate, exclusive or unwritten history, and using imagination to demonstrate the assembly of both alternative and future history.

Firstly, the landscape is depicted as sketched from eye witness accounts, in a manner similar to that of frontier explorers and travellers, set in relatively ancient times along the vast expanse of the African continent. In the process I evoke from a vast universe of un-institutional literature on the history of civilisations, including African traditional sacred arts and sciences.

Abstract architecture is deployed alongside the landscape as a way to de-emphasise the legacy of the colonial footprint on African landscapes and eventually subvert the emptiness of land in history's visual records.

Products specifications
Dimensions 200mm x 200mm x 37mm (WxHxD)
Material Wood base
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