LKB/G is pleased to present the first solo exhibition To: The Unknown by Banele Khoza (*1994) in Germany. Banele Khoza about the upcoming exhibition: "The sense that I have felt from people when it comes to abstract works, they either get lost and not understand what the work is about, others find joy in the colors - as color is personal and has different meaning to each individual.
I am also aware that color is a personal expression on my end, and that is the journey I wish to take people through. I have also come to associate different meanings of my own with color and sometimes with a viewer we are on the same page regarding meaning or they completely trail into their own context - which revokes personal memories and experiences.
The paintings are consistent to my love for washes, the acrylic still imitates washes that could have been traces of watercolor paints, which the transparency and fluidity captures my personality of being a sensitive human, and transparent and deep with emotion. The works are also a response to running away from the figure that has been heavily associated with my painting style, it is running away from expectations and what would safely sell and deviating to emotion and true expression without expectation - it is to the unknown.
Living in a space of the unknown is letting go of certainty, as things could go either way, and that is my life as an artist and human - I am not aware what tomorrow will bring, most of us do not - yet it is also a great thrill to be in that space too. As anything could happen."