Life has forced us to be silent and listen with new ears. Noisy routines numb the senses obscuring obvious problems or solutions. In solitude the inner voice becomes clearer, freeing pictures, poems and songs from the demand to perform, allowing them to just’be’.
During isolation Andrew Ntshabele and Stompie Selebi produced diverse yet complimentary artworks for this exhibition. Selebi’s studio practice is not silent but initiated by music with an spontaneous approach to his paintings. Abstract, free and vibrant, his art defeats lock-down depression.
Andrew Ntshabele reflected inwardly during the period of solitude in order to reset and realign his life. Optimistic images of a happy young girl are superimposed over backgrounds, revealing society’s changing modes of communication, music creation, navigation and the news.
Sounds in Solitude is a painterly duet by these two African Contemporary Artists, presented by Artyli.com as an exclusive online exhibition on Artsy.