In his latest exhibition at National street gallery Uganda, renowned multi-media Artist Destreet presents favourite bark-cloth works from his vast art collection. Pleasantly chaotic in its clashing display of bright colours, painterly gestures and highly textured surfaces ‘My Unseen Art’ brings together an enviable and never previously exhibited selection of works dating from the amatuer amateur career periods of Destreet to the present day. The exhibition features 18 artworks—mostly large-scale
paintings—drawn from an extensive collection of 115 works and reveals the impressive result of more than ten years of dedicated art production.
The exhibition places represents Destreet’s original compositions in semi-abstract, inspired by the highly expressive painterly explorations of André Butzer, with the unclear lines and freestyle of Jackson Pollock, and the tight grids and optical illusions of Heimo Zobernig. The dramatic painterly movements customised by Destreet are unified by his enthusiasm for intense colour and bold expressive gestures. ‘My Unseen Art’ is an invitation to witness one of east Africa’s most renowned visual Artists.
We are searching for exhibition spaces to reflect the warm and unique presentation of ‘My Unseen Art’, more suited to a private residence or small cafe than the often stark and formal aesthetic of many contemporary galleries. The artworks will be positioned around makeshift exhibition spaces in comfortable communal spaces, featuring warm lighting and oriental carpets. We hope this will encourage the viewer to linger in the space and engage in meaningful and absorbing contemplation of their surroundings. A plethora of art-based reading materials will also be made available to visitors.
This unconventional display model serves to encourage visitors to absorb the aesthetics of the exhibition at their own leisure in a comfortable and playful setting, an approach that is particularly geared towards those who are uncertain or unfamiliar with visual arts.
Annual Europe ART workshop
In addition to the visual impact of the exhibition, ‘My Unseen Art’ is accompanied by a lively practical design workshop by Both the artist and his artistic manager, Ugandan-based art and non-profit social director Shaun Idriik. The workshop was conceived as a way to explore the close association between daily life and the visual arts, particularly in terms of the activities that inspire artists in the development of specific artworks. Prior to the creation of the design workshop, Idriik questioned the exhibiting artist about hisr own relationships to life.
OUR EXHIBITION WORKSHOPS ARE FUN, CREATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL! YOU PROVIDE THE LOCATION AND PICK THE PROJECT AND WE DO THE REST! PERFECT FOR SCHOOLS, YOUTH CENTRES, CULTURE CENTRES , DAYCARES, DAY CAMPS, SCOUTS AND ADULT ART LOVERS
The 3 hour work shop features a wide variety of activities from different art fields and has been designed to accompany particular paintings, to invoke a new range of associations within the viewer. The diverse workshop provides an additional layer of interest and understanding to the works, offering the viewer an alternative and multi-sensory means of experiencing visual art.
1.Clay Play – Learn how to hand build clay projects with air-hardening clay and then paint creations with acrylic paint.
2. Canvas painting – Learn painting techniques and create your own masterpiece on canvas.
3. Tie Dye – Learn the art of tie dye and make a groovy project. Choose a pillowcase, shirt or bandana.
4. Stepping stones – Design your own garden stones with shells, rocks and colorful tiles.
5.Wood You Paint Me – Paint a fun wood shape and decorate with jewels and google eyes.
6. Print Making – Learn the art of printmaking and print design.
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