The portal tombs of King Ngqika`s wizard army

New Breed Art Block by Sylvester Mqeku.
Artist: Sylvester Mqeku
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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.

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