SELF PORTRAIT

Worldart Gallery, in association with Lizamore & Associates, presents a solo exhibition by Benon Lutaaya; Self Portrait. This is Lutaaya’s second solo exhibition and his first in Cape Town.

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Warren Maroon
NOT BY A WITCH

Atang Tshikare is considered by many in the design world to be one of the most exciting prospects in the field to emerge in recent years. His style reflects contemporary South Africa and it’s only a matter of time before his designs become recognisable around the world.

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Warren Maroon
THE JOURNEY OF ONE MAN

In 1995 Jose Maria Joao went awol. Conscripted as a child-soldier into UNITA, Jose, as he prefers to be called, was caught into an unwinnable Angolan civil war. Jose’s wife and child died in that drawn-out and failed rebellion; burnt inside their home. Jose was fighting in the north at the time, and it was their deaths which proved the tipping point. At that point he’d been fighting non-stop for 5 years.

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Warren Maroon
GATVOL BY DION CUPIDO

This piece was written last year by Dion Cupido about a painting that was shown as part of his 2013 solo exhibition at Worldart. At the time the artwork was acquired for the RMB collection.

Gatvol by Dion Cupido
Flexo graphic ink, spray paint, pencil crayon and markers on canvas
Three x 120cm x 80cm

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Warren Maroon
NEW BY ATANG TSHIKARE

Atang Tshikare is considered by many in the design world as one of the most exciting prospects in the field to emerge in recent years. With regular invitations to exhibit abroad and the prestigious Southern Guild ‘Future Found Award’ for 2014 his most recent accomplishment, we share that enthusiasm.

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Warren Maroon
MY PEOPLE, LET PHARAOH GO: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY KHAYA WITBOOI

Khaya Witbooi’s second solo exhibition opens at the Worldart gallery on 3 April 2014.

This top 40 finalist for the SPI National Portrait Awards 2013 explores the socio-political reality of democracy in South Africa. His visual language is drawn from city walls and urban underground culture and he uses stencil techniques and oil painting to create his urban style paintings.

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Warren Maroon
UMSHINI WAM III – MY WEAPON OF CHOICE

By Khaya Witbooi
150cm X 100cm
Oil and spray paint on canvas
2014

When South Africa became a democracy in 1994, it came with the promise of change for all its people. Tools previously used to oppress now had to change to become tools that help and nurture.

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Warren Maroon
UMSHINI WAM II

In a previous painting titled Songs of freedom, I discussed my view pertaining to the misreading of the song Umshini Wam and what I thought to be the source of that misconception. In this follow-up work, my approach is broader as it encompasses more than our immediate dilemma as a nation but also an experience of humanity at large. The colonization of poorer communities has taken a new guise that sweetens
its taste to our tongue, whereby even though we can taste the flavour of the old order, we find reason to tolerate the new.

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Warren Maroon
SONGS OF FREEDOM

Songs of freedom, by Khaya Witbooi.
Oil and spray paint on canvas, 150cm X 100cm, 2013

It is a prominent characteristic of South African culture to express its emotions and experiences in songs. Protests, joys and times of mourning have all been captured in the lyrics of relevant songs.


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Warren Maroon