SPOTLIGHT: MIXED MEDIA ARTIST – LAKWENA MACIVER

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Lakwena Maciver is a London-based mixed media artist who uses a kaleidoscopic colors to make her mark.   She’s part of the new generation of female British artists on the art scene – collaborating with institutions like Tate Modern, Wynwood Walls and Clinique.  Her work been has exhibited everywhere from street installations to galleries. Informed by decoration both aesthetically and conceptually, she explores the messages that decoration is used to communicate, its traditional use in worship and myth-making and how this translates into contemporary popular culture.

“Concerned with the significance of how and who we decorate, and what this reflects about our values and beliefs, Lakwena positions kaleidoscopic colours, bold pattern and adornment as powerful signifiers to redefine and reassign value and glory. Using words as both images and as anchors of meaning, she borrows from the techniques and conventions of traditional sign-writing and contemporary graphic design.”

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