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New voices
03 September 2014

September’s First Thursday exhibition at The Black Box features two relatively unknown artists; Robin Daniels and Kim Mafafo. Both live in Cape Town – Daniels in Mitchells Plain and Mafafo in Khayelitsha.

Daniels’s 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.

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Immigrants at the border by Adolf Tega
29 July 2014

An exhibition by Adolf Tega opens at Worldart’s Black Box gallery in Cape Town on Thursday 7 August.

Immigrants at the border, a body of paintings that explores the density and scale of people moving across borders in search for a better life, will be his first solo exhibition.

Tega, whose family moved from Zambia to Zimbabwe when he was a child, obtained a Diploma in Fine Art from the Zimbabwe National Gallery in 2006. In 2007, he won The Best Young Artist award from The Delta Gallery in Harare and later that year moved to Cape Town where he joined the Good Hope Art Studios in the Castle. Here he worked with artists like Ayanda Mabulu and Dion Cupido. In 2010 he was given his first exhibition in Cape Town by the AVA Gallery.

Tega uses a mixture of oil paint and sand to create textured paintings populated densely with his subject matter. This style is effective in conveying his fascination with the faceless and often disregarded masses that populate our environment in search for a better life.

The exhibition co-insides with the monthly First Thursday event during which many businesses and art galleries in Cape Town’s city centre stay open till 9pm.

The exhibition concludes 23 August 2014.