Artist: Osvaldo Ferreira
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 40 3/5 × 39 2/5 in | 103 × 100 cm
Born in Angola, Osvaldo was one of the first artists to complete a higher education in Visual Arts within the Angolan territory. Ferreira explores themes associated with the everyday life of Angolan society, evidencing an intergenerational continuity/discontinuity with regard to social experiences. His work often integrates chromatic and material elements that refer to the African textile tradition of exuberant colors. With this, he aims to emphasize the presence of Africa’s cultural and social heritage – a continent that, through colonization and globalization, witnessed successive processes of appropriation and cultural manipulation, triggering involuntary miscegenation and the imposition of a system that degenerates the continent’s identity.