“Through their Eyes”, an exhibition by photographer Justice Mukheli, is opening to the public this weekend, at Daville Baille Gallery, situated at the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg.
Best known for his work with “I See a Different You”, Mukheli presents his latest art piece through a documentary photographic exhibition.
Through Their Eyes examines the freshness and openness of youth, while showcasing the timeless and uplifting qualities of the generation that will take this city, this country and this continent forward over the decades to come.
The art work on display will include photographs from different parts of the continent, Mukheli said “I anchor this body of work in portraits of children that I have captured in South Africa and Nigeria. Embedded in each image is this idea of Afrotopia – an imagined place of ideal perfection that is, simultaneously, distinctly African. These images, to me, are an index of spaces of possibility.”
He added “To me, there is a golden thread that runs through each subject’s captivating gaze, glowing skin and uninhibited interaction with the lens. This thread points towards an answer, a solution or a guidebook.”
Mukheli was a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2017 and his work was exhibited at the Pretoria Art Museum.
The exhibition will run from 3 March – 29 March 2018.
I am very excited to be presenting my first solo exhibition in collaboration with The Daville Baillie Gallery on Saturday the 3rd of March 2018 at 11am till late. you are all invited ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dSbLSSk5vG
— Justice Mukheli (@justice_mukheli) February 27, 2018
— Justice Mukheli (@justice_mukheli) December 27, 2017
— Justice Mukheli (@justice_mukheli) December 7, 2017