Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo
- Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo
- Glamourous and Fairy
- acrylic and collage on canvas
- 140 by 100cm., 55 by 39¼in.
- Executed in 2014
Acquired from the above by the present owner
London, Primo Marella Gallery Booth, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 2014
Milan, Destination...1:54, Contemporary African Art, Primo Marella Gallery, 2014
Primae Noctis Art Gallery, Contemporary African Art, 2014
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Bondo re-contextualizes mass-produced commercial images of beauty and consumerism, as fragments of a wider commentary on globalized mass consumption. Though both figures reference the ecological balance of nature, this is contradicted by their construction from images of plastic commercialism.
’My art is an expression of resistance to homogenization, to the creation of a world of uniform people, but also a reaction to the confusion of aesthetic codes and cultural references’, explains Bondo. ‘It is also a reflection on the positive and negative effects of a modern society dominated by multinationals’ (Primo Marella Gallery, Africa, Assume Art Position!, 2010, p. 103).