Lebo Tladi was born in South Africa in July 1994. Having lived in the tranquil and serene Limpopo province, Lebo has always loved nature and elements of it. Lebo has always been inspired by the human mind, the power of imagination, cultures, and nature. This is evident in his works as he always pedantically captures snippets of what inspires him and blends it together by portraying it in distorted ways which causes the meaning to shift and thus interpretation becomes multifaceted. With a meticulous conceptual approach, he creates intense personal moments which are masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, lines and patterns, which lure the viewer into a bizarre world portrayed on paper and canvas.
This new piece created by R1 entitled “Sound of Light” consists of 1000 CD’s that were installed on a derelict, abandoned farm house. The artwork interacts in connection with the light of the sun. When the sun reflects on the CD’s, they re-direct a spectrum of dynamic, neon-like colours that change as one moves position. The CD installation was strategically placed in an open landscape (facing west) to capture the sunlight as it mirrors back a magnificent ‘sound’ of colour. The temporary artwork was installed in one day and dismantled the day after. Video and more images after the jump!
South African street artist R1 created a new workis made out of 100 reflective chevron street signs. The signs have been assembled in a colour scheme that forms one singular mandala. The hypnotic colourful design within the circle (in its blue outline) hides the image of a blue wildebeest. The piece is influenced by African craftwork designs usually found in bowls and plates. The artwork has been placed at a T-junction. When cars drive passed it, it illuminates at night. Location: New Doornfontein, Johannesburg / Dimensions: 5 meter X 5 meter / 2015.