Buhle Nkalashe’s second solo exhibition, Reawakening, explores the mind of the artist and how he has reconnected with his inner child and been liberated by it.
For this exhibition, Nkalashe experimented with different kinds of mediums, namely charcoal, oil paint, and acrylic paint and oil pastels. The artist surrendered control of planning the artworks, and rather painted what he feels in his heart. The exhibition aims to evoke the creative child who once existed in all of us, and the ever-present inner child who dreamed big and believed that all things are possible. This body of work reflects the creativity, boldness and courage of that spirit as shown in the patterns.
The artist believes that by simply pouring his heart into the canvas, rather than constructing the artwork, he can project the voice of his soul.