Hey Fam!

It kinda feels good to be posting again. S/O to the day one famalams of this blog and hey to the newcomers - welcome, your presence is appreciated.

A few weeks ago I was blessed with the opportunity to showcase my work at the FNB JoburgArtFair. Quite overwhelmed by the whole experience (as you'll see in the vlog below) I managed to keep my composure. This is something I do subconsciously when things feel surreal but believe me, inside, I'm vrek excited.

Considering that it was my first exhibition and first solo exhibition ever, I was feeling rather scared of the art critics and the reviews (because I know how ruthless art folks are can be) but it's understandable, of course. The art sphere is a world of stature and I respect it immensely to the point where I don't even consider myself an artist yet, but rather an 'artist in learning'.

But please don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to sell myself short. Blade Glover, for instance, has been in the art world for many years and he has gained and earned his respect. I'd like to be in that position someday but until then, it will take a few years.

Back to the topic of the Art Fair...

Thank you Johannesburg, I really felt the love and appreciation and truly there was no reason for me to feel scared; I received more good feedback than bad. Honestly? I'm not too crazy about my body of work (especially since I had to reshoot the bulk of it) but for some reason people still relayed heart warming words. So thank you for believing in me. The next exhibition is going to be a jump!

Last but definitely not least, thank you to my fellow brothers and sisters. You all reminded why I was even doing this in the first place - it's all for you. (Geez, I'm trying so hard not to be corny) BUT, young black peers this is our time. Take initiative (even if it's with the little you have) and make shit happen.  It takes time, but it will come at the right time. Don't rush your craft (especially if you want things to be done according to your terms).

K, I'm done. Now please watch this video! Philia and I put a lot of effort into it - The Local Collective baaybaaay.

Wanna see my work? Contact Christopher Moller Gallery or check out Artsy.net

Stay tuned. Stay blessed.


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