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

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.

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