This is an intriguing work by Andrew Ntshabele. We are drawn into the rich combinations of sepia-drenched vintage newspaper images with sensitively executed images painted in acrylic and enamel.
Andrew documents the past and references the present through the combination of a contemporary young African girl who sits on a modern chair in a contemplative pose looking upward. She is juxtaposed against the background of vintage newsprint that tells us of the news of the day at that time, which is a visit to South Africa by the British royal family. There are many questions raised in the viewer’s mind as we contemplate this magnificently executed artwork by Andrew Ntshabele.