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The Cult of One

2 July 2022

David Krut Projects is pleased to present The Cult of One, a solo exhibition by Vusi
Beauchamp exploring visual narratives that comment on social and political landscapes in
South Africa.
 
The exhibition seeks to interrogate current societal ills and musings against a backdrop of
the postcolonial, post-Apartheid and post-‘Rainbow Nation’ era. Beauchamp’s provocative
iconography employs popular culture, satire and stereotypes in service of a visual political
commentary. He seeks to examine the post-apartheid South African government embattled
within itself, the disconnect with its people and our vexed social climate under this new viral
threat, mired by false news and heightened insecurities over corruption.
 
The unprecedented rise of misinformation ‘brainwash’ tantamount to mental slavery
undergirded by the inaction and reckless politicians duly to a ‘Cult of the elite’.
The Cult of One includes monotypes made in collaboration with Kim-Lee Loggenberg at the
David Krut Workshop in 2021 and 2022, as well as mixed medium paintings with an array of
mark making, pop art-inspired bright colours and text. Beauchamp is predominantly a
painter, creating his works using various methods including spray painting and stencilling
and materials such as crayons, charcoal, oil sticks and acrylic paints. Similarly, Beauchamp’s
prints use a number of materials and techniques, often incorporating multiple layers to
create a final print. The multidisciplinary approach for the series allowed for collaborative
exchange, broadening the scope of realities in the multifarious dystopian Rainbow Nation
narrative of the works.
 
The exhibition is a continuum of Beauchamp’s ongoing ‘Paradyse of the Damned’ series,
which has been exhibited at the Pretoria Art Museum, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and
recently in Romania at Borderline Art Space (2019).

Participating: Vusi Beauchamp

VENUE:

DAVID KRUT PROJECTS
Address: 142 Jan Smuts Ave Parkwood
Tel: 011 447 0627
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.




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