A Paper on Colonial Realities In Western Art Movements: Women In Surrealism

Surrealism was both a movement of literature and art. Its purpose was seeing to rejecting the pervasiveness of the Rationalism and Enlightenment periods/movements of the 17th and 18th century respectively. These periods constituted of intellectual and “rational change” (History.com Editors 2018) of authority by focusing on the individual through a series of culture shifts (books,…

@Mark_Draws Mongwa Metsi

Mark Modimola is a South African Illustrator inspired by various cultures. He delves and intertwines all of them with a respectful detail. We took some time to shed some light on what inspires him and what he’d like to achieve through it all. Mark’s rational:  “This Is a Talisman depicting two women in ritual. The ritual…

The W.O.K.E ARTS Gathering

  The W.O.K.E Arts Gathering is a conscious arts-experience that serves as a platform for growing and independent artists to share their work with an audience that understands. We platform the arts in different executions that come in the form of exhibitions, film fests and other social art experiences. Ranging in various art mediums such as…

Darkness is not Evil (Face it)

Art by: @thayssilva_xs / Thais Dasilva Pereira This entire universal experience is symbolic, we are symbols made in the image surrounded by images that infer to something else. A Symbol is defined as a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract. So your being is an abstraction of something…

FEAR Pt.1 –

Love or Fear. Everything we are and everything we do stems from either Love or Fear. When we learn to follow our love (the gift’s we enjoying giving) intelligently, it becomes a compass that guides and aids us through our lives. When we follow Fear, we can become limited, hateful, insecure and we never grow….

Woke Arts: Art that embodies our politics

It seems that the greatest burden of the moment we find ourselves in is creating content that is “woke”; the time of “problematising” is upon us and so all art is vulnerable to political scrutiny. I am fortunate enough to be writing this article post the interrogation of the ethics of Afropunk Festival and Abantu…