Benine du Toit (RSA/NL), Raafat Ballan (Syrie/NL) and Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi (Zimbabwe).
‘A sense of belonging’, were do you belong to, to which culture, to which group, to which family, to which generation.
The presented works reflect a sense of belonging; Raafat Ballan expresses a sense of belonging to family – he paints isolated figures and the presence of absence, in bold colours tinged with humor. Benine du Toit shows the tension to belong to a group and the harsh struggle involved. A sense of belonging seems far away because of polarisation and the fear of each other.
Option’s work features urban youth involved in the challenges of our society. Meanwhile pays his work also tribute to older generations, and ancestors.
Benine du Toit is a nominee of the Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst en haar werk is te zien in het paleis op de Dam tot eind december.