Athi-Patra Ruga

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Exploring the border-zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art, acclaimed South Africa artist  Athi-Patra Ruga, makes work that exposes and subverts the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics.

His latest works – The Future White Women of Azania Saga – is a vibrant explosion of colour and texture. Ruga’s creation of  “alternative identities and close-to-home mythical characters” are a feast for mind and eye. It is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating exhibitions I have seen this year. My personal favourite?  “Trust no Bitch” – in wool, thread, glue and glitter on a tapestry canvas creating a tropical backdrop for complex identities.

Currently on exhibition at What if the World Gallery.

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