Body, Soul and Spirit – A solo exhibition by Ley Mboramwe
01/02/2018 until 28/02/2018
Body, Soul and Spirit follows his first exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary in 2016 titled (Mniata) Lingala and is his debut full solo exhibition in Cape Town. Ley exhibited with Eclectica at Turbine Art Fair in 2016 and has since also featured on various group shows.
The work in this exhibition is linked to his experiences of his home country and the war that ravaged through it, killing family and friends and looting precious resources. The work throbs and pulsates through the room, vividly pushing their imagery through the space. The viewer is confronted with Morambwe’s vibrant markmaking and use of colour – colours that mimic the heat and fraught environment the paintings draw on. Following on from motifs in his earlier work, Mboramwe’s figures continue to float in space, transfiguring body and flesh, spirit and soul; the abstraction of life that we are eternally caught up in.