Lak will be showcasing in two exhibitions in Cape Town this December. Lak says he strongly believes his innovative environment culminates from new concepts leading to the opportunity to produce high volumes of quality art that speaks to our generation of post apartheid youth. Lak’s debut exhibition was held at Art De Sade Gallery in August this year.
Lak asks the question: “What is South African identity?”, in the anchor group exhibition at AVA Gallery. The work being titled “Portrait of Man” is a symbolic representation of man’s aesthetic. Stripping mankind of our identifiable visual characteristics, and painting the skeletal structure of the representation of man, questions our fundamental beliefs and cultural differences.
Lak says he believes in being able to relate to our fellow men without prejudice. The essence of Lak’s new concepts is showing that men and woman are nothing but mere perishable bones, meat, skin and hair. The question Lak asks is: “Are we as South Africans obsessed with self-importance or do we strive to be united in an altruistic future?”. “Who are our heroes or leaders and do we confide in them?”
Leading up to the show at AVA Gallery, Lak introduces the idea of complexity and detail in a series of vivid coloured and textured oil paintings on the 1st of December in collaboration with Freedom of Movement in Cape Town. This introduction highlights the multi-cultural climate we live in by engaging with audiences in an inclusive limited one night performance. The idea is to expose as much people as possible to visual art in a multi-cultural experience hosted by Freedom of Movement workshop.
New Concepts by Campbell Lak – 1 December 2016 at 5pm at Freedom of Movement workshop. 190 Bree Street, Cape Town.
Group Exhibition featuring Campbell Lak – 15 December 2016 to 28 January 2017 at AVA Gallery. 35 Church Street, Cape Town.