VENUE: Online and AKKA Project Dubai
AKKA Project is pleased to present Matt Kayem, an Ugandan contemporary visual artist. Blue Jeans offers a chance to take a deeper look at his braided creations, representation of contemporary African people, fake versions of the real ones, that have lost their original identity after colonialism.
“I use this cloth with denim and urban clothing to comment and highlight my position as a young ‘modernised’ African trying to reconnect with the depleted past that went with colonialism.”
Matt’s textural creations show a deep influence by surrealism and pop art. Through daily representation, the artist presents us His “Afropop” aesthetic that explores themes like race, religion and sexuality.