Paint, Masculinity, Power & Violence

By: Erdmann Contemporary  02-06-2013
Keywords: painting, Art Gallery, Fine Art

Shibase’s solo exhibition, Paint, Masculinity, Power & Violence opens on 27 February 2013. Thembalakhe Shibase is a multi-talented emerging artist from Kwa-Zulu Natal. His work is inspired by daily life encounters in the city in which he lives and focuses on a variety of issues centered around identity, particularly racial and political, within the context of an urban environment. He interrogates the often stereotypical and homogenized notion of an authentic African culture. 'My work is an attempt to engage and expose the conflict and ambiguity maybe even the subtlety which is part and parcel of attempting to define Authentic African Identity in this complex global village.' Shibase is currently enrolled for a PhD in Gender Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Keywords: Art Gallery, Fine Art, painting