Re: Meleko Mokgosi

by simon2052 (05.28.14 03:05 pm)

Hmm... Very interesting to see and am impressed by the scale and ambition. I have a query though. Much of the strength of the work as described in the review and in the press release utilise the back story which sort of relegates the work to the level of illustration. Does the language of the painting cut across the comprehensiveness of the subject? For example I notice in one of the panels a man in turquoise clothing holding the reins of a bull which is painted in a light brown. Does the relationship of these colours (for example) suggest any other kind of meaning? And if so how does that play with the linear historical timeline? There are other more complex aspects of the work as painting but something simple exemplifies the issue.