Known for using plastic building blocks, Faatimah creates works inspired by her own African-Arab heritage. In this exhibition she seeks to create “modern day African antiquities.”
“The point of view is from artists on the continent, who consider ourselves African first and foremost, and then are inspired by the pop culture influences of growing up in the 90s. It was important to start with these influences because it has to be from the perspective of Africans as we are today, with the love and pride of the continent, rather than someone who lives on the continent but exclusively lives and practices their own heritage and traditions. My joy and nostalgia comes from growing up in the 90s. Adding colour palettes from gesiggies (face sweets), zoo biscuits, Chappies, Jelly babies, Licorice all sorts, Barney, Kewpie dolls, trolls etc.”
Her non-traditional and colourful play is what drew us to her initially and we are very excited to see what she has in store for us in reCOLLECTION.
If you’re in Cape Town, make sure to experience the play of Faatimah Mohamed-Luke at WORLDART, 54 Church Street, Cape Town.