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Cinga Samson  

GUS/VAP talk 8 May

Cinga Samson’s work addresses themes of masculinity, spirituality and race against the backdrop of Post- colonialism. Painting personal visions together with imagery culled and pieced together from art history books, his style is more reminiscent of formal traditions of European art than it is of contemporary South African painting. Moving between self-portraits, Vanitas-like still lives and depictions of conspiratorial white men in Victoriancostume, his paintings are anachronistic and surreal; like visions or dreams, gures and objects emerge,strangely illuminated, from cold and murky interiors.