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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 76–81.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Joost Bosland Despite his stated lack of interest in beauty, the lines and surfaces of Simon Gush’s works reveal a deep concern with aesthetics and its conceptual potential. How light reflects and refracts in Sidestep, Gush’s latest solo exhibition, mirrors the way that his work refracts the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... separating “skin” from a biological schema in order to consider its ability to reflect and activate different states of racialized consciousness and corporeality. Through a study of Baker’s intricate and performative relations to various fashionable surfaces—from modern buildings to modern dress to her own...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... black body in art has been displaced by its surrogate: a facialization of the black body as pure surface, the phallicization and epidermalization of the black subject as nothing more than his or her skin. To destabilize this body, these artists seek to get back to what Hortense Spillers describes as a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 109.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of his huge paintings for a solo show at the Whitney Museum in Sunlight flickers through a material and painting surface for...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 84.
Published: 01 November 2001
... rivers, the branches of a fami• graphs of planets and stars that of African Americans at work, the surface represent African ly tree or a map of the human appear to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 82–91.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and transparency of his acrylic-based investigating material and formal solutions. medium, Sy also used a variety of implements to Questions at the center of his Bogolan series modify its surface. Traces of rollers, brushes, include: How can the illusion of depth and vol...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 146–151.
Published: 01 May 2008
... example of evil."4 The uate herself. Leon Golub, another painter with an work she notes, however, is "not so much, strictly activist political approach,7 notes that "today the speaking, about apartheid in the first place. It is artist, decentred, wanders across the surfaces of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 30–33.
Published: 01 May 1999
... stone. These familiar yet discor• dant surfaces are reminiscent of other, more private spaces. Yet in their new context, di• vorced from those private spaces, the signifi• cance of the materials is problematized. The pink satin upholstery covering the entire se• ries of arches...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 12–13.
Published: 01 May 1999
... is Isek Body Kingelez, building with happened. colored scraps from a dysfunctional consumerism his Phantom Ville - Yet because the glitter and blinding surfaces of its buildings, the Ghost City. A metropolis that appears as a post-post...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 71.
Published: 01 May 1999
... loss, and concern. Yet, beneath the filled with thirty-two mixed-media and Black-eyed Peas," was recently encaustic paintings, dried flowers, surface, Ka has also raised the voic• paintings, a number of which are shown at the Jamaica Center for...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 85.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Goethe insi Wit \ humans like rats and snakes, rock surfaces. On such back• the works. Here, the formalism Lagos, Nigeri i?iTij|| clubbing and hacking them to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 118.
Published: 01 May 2002
... an omnivorous inclusive- mannered Sigmar Polke. aggressiveness of his new paint• ilLuminate those multivalent ness like the work of many Khalil's surfaces include areas ings. This American straightfor• influences...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 118–119.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., - what feels like nearly a minute, with with minute, a nearly for like feels nail what the on remains camera screen. The left the on surface, white a onto rust its bleeding nail, corroded in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2009) 2009 (25): 96–105.
Published: 01 November 2009
... surface is unpredictable and exciting. This unpredictability creates a vital tension or energy between form and formlessness, balancing them on a knife edge. Penny Siopis , Twins...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 58–63.
Published: 01 November 2001
... with the universal, surface design and color with tex• ture. The works from the 1950s are an amalgam of his newfound identi• ty with the Black cultural milieu with his childhood roots and the com• munity that nurtured him. His subjects are the jazz cafes, pool rooms, storekeepers, families...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 100–111.
Published: 01 November 2013
... surface of the body and retains only its excrescences 102 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 33 • Fall 2013 Tchif, Sunshine Land, 2012. Oil, earthen pigments, and cord on canvas. Collection of the artist...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and Elizabeth ionable at the time. He asked if they would mind Colomba resonate in their shared attention to having their photographs taken, and they agreed. surface. Upon first glancing at either of these two The photograph inspired the double portrait and artists’ works, one is immediately...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 30–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... imagery on two- dimensional surfaces. The inau- gural works in this mode, such as Cinq femmes au travail (1991), consisted of simple images of women engaged in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 48–53.
Published: 01 May 2002
... perfection. Phokela is per• actually prevents the viewer's eye from focusing clearly on the haps interested in directing Bruegel's title to the frightening content painted on the surface of the canvas. It is an awkward "purification" objectives that have motivated ethnic conflicts...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
... allow all sorts of material and emo- higher consciousness that grows from the mud of tional suggestions to surface and recede from the eye. worldly suffering and desires. Materialized emotion reached a flashpoint in New Feeling the anxiety of abstract expressionist influ- York Battleground (1967), a...