On Saturday, local fine artist, Kenneth Bale showcased his new paintings at his solo exhibition dubbed, True2Myself hosted in Tlokweng. The paintings stole the audiences’ hearts with their beauty and colours.
At the exhibition, one could see that Bale’s art skills continue to improve on daily basis. His paintings portrayed both happy and sad feelings. Each painting’s colour and drawing gave the audiences different emotions. Even though his event started late, it attracted a number of art enthusiasts. The audiences included family, friends and his loyal fans.
Just like many art lovers, many of the young people who took part at the exhibition also revealed their artistic sides through their fashion sense that made a statement. Their fashion sense and hairstyles were unique. Bale explained that he expresses himself and explores the beauty of vulnerability through his artworks. He said he used vivid colors and heavy layering textures, which speak to the complex nature of human existence and the many trials he encountered.
“As an artisan, it is safe to say my reason for being is to create awareness on mental-health and freedom through my highly expressive artworks. I am tired of ignoring my true calling and my God given talents. Today I embrace my most inner desires to be artistic, admired and notoriously brave as I stay True2Myself. Enough of denying my love for the creativity and urge to be unique,” he pointed out. Bale also said it was time he surrendered to the needs of being surrounded by beauty that represented the authenticity of his talents. He added that he was now defining and choosing his life's purpose as an artist. The talented artist also said he was ready and open to follow his success path which was unfolding adding that he would not limit himself anymore.
He pointed out that as the universe conspired brought him the perfect opportunity for growth, happiness and peace. He said he would not be deviated from his passion for art and self- expression adding that he would not shrink when people laugh at his artistic ambitions.
“I am deserving, admired and thriving artist. This is my second solo exhibition and it is a special one. True2Myself Exhibition is a series of true-life stories,” he said.