As part of The Other Art Fair’s continued mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to help launch the careers of emerging artists through initiatives that include free exhibition space at our fairs and art mentorship. Today we announce the winners for our forthcoming March edition of The Other Art Fair selected by Erin Remington Manager of Curation and Art Advisory at Saatchi Art and Fair Founder Ryan Stanier.
The March Edition 2023 London winner’s Kavitha Balasingham and Natasha Muluswela.
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Natasha is a self-taught visual artist whose intricately detailed drawings explore body positivity whilst simultaneously shaking off the white gaze. Another facet of her work is the exploration of the human condition of migration and what it means for Africans to takeup space away from the Diaspora. Challenging her views on not only Africa’s political past and present but its potential and future through art. Her recent work probes and examines how clothing is policed on the bodies of Black men stemming from the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012.
Further info: @npariss
(Below, Natasha Muluswela)
Kavitha uses the combined mediums of cartoon physics and portals. “Existential black holes teleport you into the unknown, into an eerie space where nostalgia and technology soften your wibbly wobbly eyes. By loosely using this nostalgic childhood aesthetic as a trope to creating, it allows the viewer to enter an unattainable realm of melancholy strangeness. Humorous but grotesque, cute but uncanny, playful yet untouchable. By rendering materials as ambiguous versions of themselves leaves the work unplaceable, in its own realm of existence.”
Further info: @kavitha.balasingham
(Below, Kavitha Balasingham)
Meet our New Futures Winners and 150 other game changing artists at this edition of the London March fair at The Truman Brewery, click below to book your tickets.