Yolanda Mazwana | Symptoma of Nothing
Solo Exhibition at Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg
07.09.19 – 02.10.19
Mazwana’s work is centred around mental illness, popular culture, phobias, relationships and storytelling and her style can be described as an amalgamation of abstract expressionism, neo-expressionism and symbolism. Her current solo exhibition on show at Kalashnikovv Gallery, Symptoms of Nothing, explores experiences, scenarios, thoughts, panic attacks, and environments that are re-imagined into characters that represent the questions of a possible hypochondriac. Following her previous solo exhibition Secret Homegirls, Mazwana delves further into the observation of the agoraphobic secret home girls as it is connected and is much more grotesque. As a body of work Symptoms of Nothing is a combination of textures and colours that define the intensity expressed of a hypochondriac. These compositions define what it means to not know what you are going through or why you are going through it.
Exhibition catalogue is available for view here.