• Winter 2019 Gallery

    Selections from the artworks uploaded on Emergent Art Space in the Winter 2019

    Keep Your Head Up
    Charcoal & pastel on paper

    Thato Motana

    Polokwane , South Africa

    Regeneration: Sole Work of the Holy Spirit
    Charcoal & pastel on paper (280mm x 374mm)

    Thato Motana

    Polokwane , South Africa

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    This work is allegorical of John 3:8. Amidst the plenteous harvest with yet a few labourers here in Polokwane, of South Africa, it boldly affirms that the movement and operation of the Spirit of God is not less perceptible in the renewal of man than the motion of the air in this earthly and outward life. Yes, the wind blows wherever it lists, maybe like a readily raised fist, but the manner of it is concealed. Therefore, we would seem the negative of the emotion of which I have chosen to portray through these two lads, that is; ungrateful and malicious, if we do not adore the inconceivable power of God in the heavenly, of which we behold so striking an exhibition meanwhile in this world.
    Inner Conflict
    Oil on canvas

    Nada Ali

    Stockholm, Sweden

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    A war creates inner conflict within us. Could a young woman be driven by her injuries to put a bullet belt on her shoulder?
    Trying to Understand Myself
    Acrylic, charcoal, marble dust and oil on canvas

    Upayan Bardhan

    Hyderabad, India

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    The phallic violence around disturbs me and more when I counter the fact that sexual desire is a part of my being also.
    Up Stair
    Mixed media on paper

    Anirban Mishra

    Kolkata, India

    Awkward Red in Land
    Mixed media on paper

    Anirban Mishra

    Kolkata, India

    Cultural Animalism 6
    Oil on canvas

    Dushan Pejchev

    Skopje, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of

    Self Confidence
    Mixed media

    George Mubanga

    Lusaka, Zambia

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    Every human being is in charge of their own destiny. We have the ability to become whoever we want to be. This artwork is about a realization of a person's belief about their own worth and value.
    Thinking Outside the Box
    mixed

    George Mubanga

    Lusaka, Zambia

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    Thinking outside the box is opening up your mind to unlimited ideas. This means thinking creatively, freely and brainstorming on something and look at it from a new perspective.
    Searching for Andromeda
    Digital Print

    Valerie Amani

    Dar es salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of

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    Exploring the role of Christianity in mental and political oppression in colonialism. Supported with video material challenging the western representation of God. I aimed to create a satirical image mimicking a sort of ‘Mother Mary and Baby Jesus’ as we would see in western religious culture. The project aims to question African church culture which more often than not, is just a copy of western churches. Have we, black Africans, accepted white Jesus as our own, or are we still on the search for black Jesus?

    The Violence of Beauty
    Digital media

    Valerie Amani

    Dar es salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of

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    Exploring the emotional violence towards women perpetuated by the media. I wanted to present the woman as an object being both on a pedestal and in a prison. Expectations of how a woman can look turns in self-doubt and self- deprecation (violence towards self), which changes how we treat our children and how we expect other women to look. We become judgmental and subconsciously continue to perpetuate the message from the media (violence towards others). The circle represents this continuous cycle
    Golden Sun (Bee Mandala)
    Paper and glue

    Victoria Ayala-Preciado

    Watts, California, United States

    Wonderland
    Oil on canvas

    Zoe

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Forest
    Oil on canvas

    Zoe

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Landscape of Mihijam
    Pen and ink on paper

    Subhankar Chakraborty

    Kolkata, India

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    I want to show the landscape in tiers, just use the elements which attract me.
    Inside Outside 2
    Mixed media on paper board

    Apurba Salui

    Asansol, India

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    The INSIDE OUTSIDE series is being developed with these kinds of works. Dealing with different kind of spaces allows me to arrange or rearrange sometime various spaces. Here space means not only the space of interior or outdoor space but also I mean object as space. In this work, multiple space handling is the prime concern for me by re-establishing or rearranging them as a mode of space. This painting also carries the essence of inside-outside where the viewer can move from outside to inside and the same time inside to outside as well.
    Inside Outside 3
    Mixed media on paper

    Apurba Salui

    Asansol, India

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    Taken from the series INSIDE OUTSIDE. Based on mixed media experimental drawing on paper. Different type of materials allows me to build different kind of spaces. By the help of applying colors through various ways like adding, removing, dripping, rubbing, scratching and layering with various materials such as acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel etc. are essential part of my work. Through this process of making work, I involve with the work process in a more physical way.
    The Afterthoughts
    Mixed media on canvas

    Pebofatso Mokoena

    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    A description of people who live outside the main centres, outside of the centres of knowledge, outside the worlds of normality, where people are often lost and forgotten in relation to their aspirations and their lived architectures.
    Games For Those Who Have No Numbers
    Crayon on paper

    Pebofatso Mokoena

    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    How things (occasionally) work.
    My Guitar
    Acrylic on paper

    Debajit Rudra Paul

    Agartala, India

    Thank you to all the artists

    who uploaded their art this Winter! 

     

    Stay tuned for the Spring Gallery 2019!