Joao Ladeira presents moving artworks, that speak to the search for identity due to displacement and migration. “Blood is thicker than water” by Joao Ladeira, currently on exhibition at Artyli.com gallery, is a poignant portrait of siblings. Beautifully executed in mixed media, this alluring image represents an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the current discourse on the displacement of people and social cohesion.
” This is an opportunity to give voice to the voiceless through art. It is a moment for civic engagement to inspire compassion and to return ‘Ubuntu’ and the human face to the suffering of the marginalized members of our communities. This is also an opportunity to celebrate the greatness of this Continent. As an artist, I believe to have a social responsibility to make a positive comment, no matter how small, to engage his audience in this dialogue.” Joao Ladeira