We are introduced to a multi-layered, almost opaque world of color and silhouettes that gently seeps in to our visual consciousness. Mother Tongue is a body of work that has three distinct layers: his celebrated dripping paint technique on large canvases with bald headed figures engulfed in a sea of paint dots. The second visual layer is his paper and wood based “writings on the wall” which are abstract pieces that have carefully concealed mask like faces. The final layer of Mother Tongue showcases Kwubiri’s politically charged, conceptual sculptures that are seemingly comical and intriguing, and on closer scrutiny, deliver a provocative expose of society.
Publisher: SMO Contemporary Art