Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In this photo, you can see a piece of political art from the Art Gallery in Johannesburg. It is a mixed media work by Willie Bester titled "1948" and completed in 1993. Again great use is made of the materials that are "found" but the purpose has changed from decoration to expression. The contemporary art in SA was raw, and explosive.
Lesedi Cultural Village in South Africa an interesting introduction to five different tribes of SA. A good way to see a snipet of a way of life that is rapidly changing. For an artist the use of colour and materials was fascinating and inspiring, and for all a bit of "culture shock".