In a day when skull made out of objects are starting to feel a bit overplayed, Cape Town-based multi-disciplinary artist, Maurice Mbikayi, uses his skulls to make a sociocultural statement. Maurice identifies himself as a cultural activist interested in identity, origin and space, specifically how technology affects the diverse African populations. His talents span sculpture, performance art, installation art, photography, and mixed-media.
From Maurice’s artist statement:
Proceeding by collecting hardware remnants of this rapidly developing technology and other found objects and incorporating them into my work. The resultant mixed media drawings and sculptures ask questions such as to whom such technological resources are made available and at what or whose expense? What are the consequences impacting on our people and environment?
by: Vanessa Ruiz
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"I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is."
Because Horror is the new Black...
This set of pictures were taken by Nicolás Santiñaque. Some of the photos were included in a spread for Pluz Ultra Magazine. View more: I'm Not Keith Richards
In 2010, the artist completed his second series, Water Sculptures, featuring images of water forms caught in mid air, with their accompanying shadows and reflections upon the ground.