Paul Onditi Exhibition
About the Exhibition
In his new series, 'Background Effects', Onditi dispenses with the famous figure of Smokey to explore the terrain of our unfamiliar and uncharted new world.
As the leader of the free world and the most powerful being on our planet is inaugurated, the impact of such a massively divisive American President cannot be underestimated. For the millions of people outside the country which elected him but who will have to live with many of the consequences of his actions, the future now appears to be particularly uncertain.
In the 'Background Effects' series, architectural icons slip and disintegrate, trees are upended, the landscape is mashed and meshed, the general gravitational direction of the poured pigments seems to portray a general sinking of what we recognise as our known world. Onditi says that the large uninhabited white spaces 'represent the uncertainly of our shared future'. Amidst an atmosphere of prevailing anxiety, he asks the question; 'what will happen next?'
Preview of Works
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