asanda kupa – life goes on its said
Title: Life Goes On It’s Said
Artist: Asanda Kupa
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 97 x 151cm
Delivered boxed, unframed on stretched canvas
Asanda Kupa is a rising talent amongst South African painters. He was born in Molteno, in the Eastern Cape and has always been drawn to the illustrative arts. Kupa has won numerous awards, throughout his study period, winning the Reinhold Cassirer Award in 2013.He has also worked closely with fellow painter and acclaimed artist, Aleta Michelatos. Asanda Kupa’s art speaks directly to South Africa’s dramatic socio- economic inequalities and its troubled political landscape. His expressive mark making and abstraction of the human form creates a vivid and moving body of work that seems to explore change, progression and alteration through the language of narrative painting in a uniquely abstract manner. Kupa’s gestural works command a great presence in each space they can be found and his investment of time, energy and emotion as well as immense skill becomes apparent.