Septemberís First Thursday exhibition at The Black Box features two relatively unknown artists; Robin Daniels and Kim Mafafo. Both live in Cape Town Ė Daniels in Mitchells Plain and Mafafo in Khayelitsha.
Danielsís portraits were made by applying ink on canvas using a blockprint technique with bright background colours that give the paintings a layered look with a pop art energy.
Mafafo painted portraits of African women posing like they did for the classical Western paintings of centuries ago. She combined this with her deep fascination of floral shapes and design, creating a combination of classical still life imagery with classical portraiture and an African look.
First Thursdays is a monthly event where the art galleries in the Cape Town CBD stay open till 9pm on the first Thursday of the month.