Fresh from his win at Performa in New York, artist Kemang Wa Lehulere is back in Cape Town with a new exhibition.
Here I am, a concrete man, sees the artist throwing himself into abstraction.
Taken from a line in his father’s journal, Wa Lehulere expands his visual vocabulary. Wood is deconstructed and singed; metal is reconstituted and glass is weighted as the artist exploits familiar materials to create unexpected objects.
The exhibition goes on show at Stevenson from 18 January to 10 March.
Born in 1984 in the Mother City, Wa Lehulere acquired his BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Witwaterstrand in 2011.
He is also a co-founder of the Gugulective (2006), an artist-led collective based in Cape Town, and a founding member of the Center for Historical Reenactments in Johannesburg.
Wa Lehulere has had an incredible 2017 – he broke through as a performance artist – winning the prestigious Malcolm McLaren Award at the Performa Festival in New York.
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