SOUTH SOUTH VEZA

23 February - 2 March 2021
We are delighted to present the works of Kelani Abass at SOUTH SOUTH VEZA, an online event co-conceived by galleries to promote and support art from the Global South.
In his recent body of work, Kelani engages technology to by-pass obsolete materials, transporting them into modern relevance, usurping outmoded machinery and tools such as printing cases, letterpress types, metal plates, rubber blocks and the stamping tool to generate new narratives. He constantly explores the importance of material inheritance, interrogating how past and present coalesce. 
Kelani attempts to make a statement of the future that concedes the interdependence of different moments, investigating the possibilities inherent in painting, photography and printing using archival materials to highlight personal stories, against the backdrop of social and political events, which also engage time and memory.