Chuma revives surrealism

Chuma's drawing
Chuma's drawing

Botswana’s emerging surreal artist, Kabo Apula Chuma amazingly draws images that are sequences inspired by his subconscious. His approach to art is reflective of a popular movement from the mid-1900s that attempted to create art that was ‘truer’ than life. It was popularly known as surrealism.

He is happy to be revivifying the form that had all but vanished.  Those in the know say surrealism is often considered both a cultural and revolutionary art movement.

The form dedicated itself to depicting the subconscious and as such many critics regard surrealism as a substantial divergence from traditional fine art.  Despite what critics have to say, Chuma is committed to stripping ordinary objects of their normal function as well as exposing psychological truth to create abstract images to evoke empathy from those that see his work.

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