Well I thought I would have a go at producing something completely different from the frame of work I was doing last year. I took inspiration from my trip to Amsterdam. Looking at Rembrandt’s painting of printed fabric, I wondered how he was able to achieve such an effect. I noted that he must have painted in layers. Chitenge material is an african material that showcases an array of prints and colours. I painted the fabric in three stages. I don’t try to have the subject of identity in my work but it always shows, so fighting it won’t help, I simply embrace it.


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