Innate Black, by Serge Alain Nitegeka

September 21, 2018

It begins with a mark, the first line, and the immediate. The twisted shape of bacon on the breakfast plate, the smoky acrid Jo’burg morning air, the rushed and chaotic commute from home to studio – everything and nothing goes into that line. The act of drawing, of thinking, of looking and mark-making is an exercise in the mundane, but perhaps even more an act of channelling the terrestrial and the primordial. The innate need to make a mark visits me every so often, in the pristine confines of white walls before a show or in the secluded studio space with my plywood surfaces – searching forthe elusive configuration of forms and colours that convey that which is innately immersive and sacred. – Serge Alain Nitegeka (via stevenson.info).

Innate Black is the respected artist’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition runs until the 13th of October at the Stevenson Cape Town gallery.

​All images via: stevenson.info