The Vaguely Immortal

Alexander De Oliveira & Delcio Henjengo

  • Mon, Sep 10 - Fri, Sep 28 2018
    Open on weekends
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening Reception
    Fri, Sep 14, 19:00 - Late
    F&B provider: Sideways
  • Free entrance

‘The Vaguely immortal Art Exhibition’ is a collaboration between two African artists, Alexander De Oliveira and Delcio Henjengo. The works showcased are personal documentations of each artists travels, experiences and what they believe it means to express oneself freely, challenging the senses of the viewer and the artists themselves.

Alexander De Oliveira

Oliveira (b.1999, Namibia) is an emerging artist who started his practice in Cape Town, South Africa and recently graduated from Stamford American High School as a high scoring art student. He is inspired by the art of Jean Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Atang Tshikare and Kim Jung Gi. He works mostly in photography, painting, digital and drawing. He often blends one medium with another, blurring the lines between expressions, so that he can tell his story in the best way possible. Alexander illustrates his intrigue for experiences, storytelling and creating parallel worlds that serve as utopias filled with secrets. His themes revolve around culture, religion, the consequences in life and in death, hope, despair, love and loneliness.

Delcio Henjengo

Henjengo is a self taught artist from Angola, with a background in sound design and fashion. Although Henjengo is self taught, he has established himself as a multidisciplinary creative. His works span throughout many mediums such as, photography, painting and sculptures, and he often mixes mediums in order to best capture his themes. His works habitually talk about awareness, traveling and self-reflection, which he clearly communicates that with his use of color, sound and texture.

Henjengo believes in always being conscious of your surroundings because everything within it can affect you and everyone else. This fascination of his is what motivates him to pursue different perspectives and dimensions in his subject matter, which ultimately exemplifies what it means to truly experience something new and having to decipher it.