Artists come together in Kramerville to celebrate history and art

KRAMERVILLE – The pop-up exhibition was open to all the residents of Kramerville on November 13 from 12:00 to 18:00.

Bheki Sibiya discusses how the presence of good and bad inspired him to create Collide Expression. Photo: Motlatsi Mailula

The beauty of art is that it is entirely subjective and can be interpreted into expressions and experiences based on the person who is viewing the work.

African art fanatics were all welcomed by various artists who hosted a collaborative art exhibition in Kramerville on November 13.

The target of the exhibition was said to honour and celebrate the different ideologies of African culture and history with the theme Ukukhanya which translate to the word ‘light’. The pop-up exhibition was open to all the residents of Kramerville on November 13 from 12:00 to 18:00.

Collector of African art, Nolwandle Duma, explained what African art means to her and how her passion has led her to the exhibition in Kramerville.

“I love African art and I am a collector, it really blew me away to be in an environment where it’s predominantly African artwork. I could just bask in the light. Art for me is an expression of the deepest emotions that one has and also an expansion of who that person is. My collection of artwork is centered around meaning like the piece I purchased myself of a strong black woman,” said Duma

Nkosana Nhlapo, one of the artist who led the exhibition, addressed the meaning of all his artworks to the audiences at the pop-up exhibition.

“I feel great that people took their own time to view some of the creation that I and my fellow partners made during the course of three months. It’s the first time exhibiting this year and it has been something that I have longed for since the beginning of the year. My work on Thapelo which is ‘prayer’ was set on me asking my guiders to assist me on creating a piece which both reflects light and Africa. I would prayer before working on the piece and I am glad that people understood my message through the paint.”

Original article written for Sandton Chronicle by Motlatsi Mailula

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