99 Loop Gallery presents an exhibition bu Mashudu Nevhutalu, a South African artist based in Johannesburg. His intimate and vibrant paintings aim to induce the experience of nostalgia in their audience.
Nevhutalu seeks to bring about feelings of nostalgia in the viewer looking at his work. He is interested in photography and works from old family photographs in his paintings. Though these images are personal to him, he believes that we have all had similar experiences and moments captured in photographs.
In his works, Nevhutalu’s figures are simplified and often made to look hazy, emphasising the notion of memory being a vague and elusive thing. This effect also removes the identity of the person from the original photograph, making the work universal and the figure representative of anyone the viewer wishes them to be from their own memories. Nevhutalu’s use of bright, vivid colours is his way of reliving those memories and creating them anew.
Those interested in the exhibition are invited to join the opening at 5.30pm for refreshments.
Times: Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 9am to 1pm | First Thursdays 9am to 9pm