Urban Africa

09 November 2012 - 30 November 2012

Vernissage : Friday 09 November 12, 18:00 - 22:00
Galerie Lumières d'Afrique, 204 Chaussée de Wavre, 1050 Bruxelles


Yves Goscinny: The exhibition hosts a series of paintings that depicts urban scenes of Dar-es-Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. Using acrylics and mixed media on canvas, the abstract/figurative compositions show characters in pursuit of a fair life. In the various scenes, the many actors are sketched in silhouettes shapes, attending their daily business. Modern Western society's standards of living and consumerism seem to collide head on with traditional African social values and environment.

 

Juuko Hoods: His work done on canvas with acrylic and oil painting highlight Kampala's busy urban life. An intense series of paintings, as a visual memoir of what the city looks and feels like. Jjuuko is acting as a witness, at atime when the now established Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is also in the business of trying to create a new look to a city densely populated, not only with people but also vehicles, especially the matatus. It is therefore not surprising at all that his recent works attempt to document the urban-scape scenes of Kampala, knowing full well that the hybrid minibus/taxis (popularly called matatus) that are synonimous with Kampala, will soon be no more.

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