THK Gallery presents a selection of works by Jake Michael Singer, Manyatsa Monyamane, Nonzuzo Gxekwa, Lulama Wolf, and Lerato Motaung.
Jake Michael Singer commands an exquisite mastery of sculpture - drawing inspiration from the emergent behaviour of flocking birds, where the individual is subsumed in the whole; and meditating on the timeless monumentality of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, his Murmurations series speaks to our time. Manyatsa Monyamane is a visual storyteller, inspired and influenced by African literature, theatre, and everyday surroundings. Unpacking difficult themes, Monyamane's photography often brings attention to stories overlooked by the mainstream media. Nonzuzo Gxekwa's approach to photography favours the everyday over the spectacular; sharing interesting and intimate moments through focusing the camera on what is around her as well as herself. Her work explores the human condition in subtle and beautiful ways. Lulama Wolf's work is at the intersection of neo-expression and modern African art, she interrogates the pre-colonial African experience through the contemporary mind by using smearing, scraped and deep pigment techniques that were used in vernacular architecture or the patterns created by mostly women to decorate African homes. Lerato Motaung's mixed media paintings draw inspiration from his memories informed by his life experiences in three different environments: the metropolitan area of Johannesburg where he lives and works, the suburban ambiance of Katlehong township, and the rural North West Province where he grew up.