AFTERMATH OF AFTERMATH

From the 15th of June to 30th of June, three of our artists put up Aftermath of aftermath. It is a sequel to Aftermath and aftermath that was held at Kuona Trust in 2017. The exhibition explored the subsequent events of a myriad of human exchanges. Abdul Kipruto dove into the in betweens of country and city lives. He explored the resulting scenes involving rural-urban migration with the vantage point of food. He notes food’s heavy demand in urban centers, with the optimal space and resources to satisfy the demand being in rural areas. The food transforms through space heading towards places where demand is at its peak.

"... with the optimal space and resources to satisfy the demand being in rural areas."

He further notes the heightened rural urban-migration, where people move to earn a living. A paradox, considering they come from the very bread baskets that supply the urban settings with food. In essence, the aftermath symbolic with his chosen colour, black, as a farmer would burn his field after harvest to clear the land and move on to a perspective that seems brighter.

"and vibrant red for progress."

With this aspect of transition, Peteros picks the baton to document in detail his view of an aftermath. His work speaks of the change that comes with the acquisitions and implementation of new planes of knowledge and consciousness. He paints a picture of the possibility of progressive and retrogressive development within the self. However, when secondary and tertiary parties are involved in this matter that heavily involves the self, the interaction evokes the notion of chronosynclastic infundibulum. This is the presence of more than one truth in existence. These emphasize the progress or retrogress of the self considering the choice the individual takes with the conscious state. He uses two colours to depict this. Grey for retrogress and vibrant red for progress.

"...scanning horizons, looking at and forward to progression."

In the same sense of progression, Lincoln portrays his goat characters scanning horizons, looking at and forward to progression. Progression in society’s harmony after its members’ interactions. He further drives this notion with emphasis to the perspectives in which the characters in his drawings and paintings. Their points of view will greatly determine whether there shall be growth or stagnation in the society. He depicts the need for growth with green as metaphor. As plants bear deep green pigments, signifying health and growth, so do his pieces.

"He further drives this notion with emphasis to the perspectives in which the characters in his drawings and paintings."

In the same sense of progression, Lincoln portrays his goat characters scanning horizons, looking at and forward to progression. Progression in society’s harmony after its members’ interactions. He further drives this notion with emphasis to the perspectives in which the characters in his drawings and paintings. Their points of view will greatly determine whether there shall be growth or stagnation in the society. He depicts the need for growth with green as metaphor. As plants bear deep green pigments, signifying health and growth, so do his pieces.

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