Budding Spirits

Misheck Masamvu
Budding Spirits, 2019
Oil on canvas
Work: 200 x 180 cm

In Budding Spirits, we witness the process of metamorphosis towards its end. Although it is possible to identify the hands and shoulders of a figure, Masamvu’s mark making here is much looser than in a work like Combed Grass or Pink Gorilla’s…the figure is slowly becoming one with its environment. By inserting the figures back into nature and the new, abstracted, space, he allows for the beginning of a new consciousness or rebirth.