Exhibition Divine Serie29/07/2019 - 02/08/2019

The South African High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will be hosting fast rising South African visual artist Mr Giggs Kgole, in a solo exhibition tagged Divine, scheduled to held between 29 July and 02 August 2019 in London.

According to her Excellency, Nomatemba Tambo, the South African High Commissioner, the Embassy is honoured to present this exhibition as part of a showcase of South African art, and welcomes guests to the opening of this exquisite and exciting event on the 29th July 2019 at 18:00 – 19:30).

‘Divine’ is a soul and a life driven ongoing exhibition, which first makes its first appearance in London, before being showcased in Paris, Cannes and Monaco. Kgole’s work is typified by his use of Anaglyphs, whereby two versions of his composite photographic images are printed in different colours (typically blue and red) onto canvas. He then applies collage and paint to the printed work. The exhibition which will feature over 20 specially selected works including, paintings and 3D works, some of which require visitors to view the works through 3D glasses with a red filter and a blue filter as lenses, creating a dramatic 3D effect. The glasses play the role of enhancing the viewer’s experience and relationship to the work, as it helps you interact with the work more at a more intimate level.

At just 22 years old, Giggs Kgole, has already fashioned his unique and intriguing style of art which has captured attention across South Africa and France. Born in 1997 in a small village of Kutupu in Limpopo Province of South Africa. He is the current recipient of the prestigious Presidential Full Scholarship to study Art History in Rome, Italy, at the famous John Cabot University. He is currently doing an Art Residency in the French Riviera,organised by Undiscovered Canvas, where he lives and works in Vallauris, following the steps of Pablo Picasso.In 2016, the prominent South African artist, William Kentridge proudly mentored Giggs, and according to him, the mentorship and friendship “allowed me to express myself creatively and has guided me through the workings of this industry.”

Divine, will be Giggs Kgole’s first solo exhibition in London, and will be curated by South African born art curator, Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez, owner of Undiscovered Canvas, boutique art promotion agency, dedicated to the promotion of African Art in Europe and across the world. Nomaza, who has previously worked with and advised French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as organised several exhibitions across France and Africa. Mrs Nongqunga Coupez born in South Africa, however, lives in France, where she continues to serve Africa and the world.

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