Tue 20 Aug 2019 to Fri 30 Aug 2019
An exhibition of new work by two talented young artists, hyper-realist Dale Sinoia and photographer Simphiwe Moyo.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dale Sinoia (b.1998) Zimbabwe. Current living and work as a pencil artist in Swansea UK. Studying engineering in technologies at Gower college. Started off as a Pop artist from a young age. Later, during the years he was exposed to contemporary realism which he now focuses on. Working in a genre known as hyper-realism. Hyper-realism is a term used to describe artwork that is influenced by photorealism. Entirely self-taught Dale’s drawings are mainly based on graphite and charcoal. Also creates some of his work using ink and colour pencils. His inspiration is drawn from trying to understand the human behaviour “You will stop explaining yourself when you realize that people only understand from their level of perception” he says. The goal in his body of work drives to trigger a connection between his subjects and the viewers.
I believe everything that we see in this world was created to fill up void, so does an artist when given a blank canvas/paper. It takes me a long time to come up with a sketch but often enough my sketches don’t come out as clear as I imagine so instead, I supplement my sketches with explanations and descriptions of how it should look like instead. I normally use people that I know and those whom I am in a close relationship to as models of my artwork. Portrait drawing is something that I stumbled upon when I was trying to incorporate human figure in my line of work as a Pop artist. Drawing for me was invertible, I have always had the edge to create even though I am working on something that I feel is out of my spectrum. My aim is to raise awareness in our society because every time we blame the society, we forget that we also are one of the bricks that forms the society that we all are living in today.
“To achieve all things that impact us all knowledge is not enough, it must collide with imagination”
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