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'Studio Sketch (Large)' (2019)

'Studio Sketch (Large)' (2019)

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Akshar Maganbeharie

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For Kutti Bazaar, Akshar Maganbeharie offers a series of drawings and paintings from his studio – leftovers and fragments that might not otherwise be offered as art objects. Here, they become evidence of propositions, daydreams and thinking-through-making. “I wanted to highlight sketches that usually don’t see the light of day,” Akshar explains, “or that don’t get as much attention as the bigger works I make. These sketches come from random bursts of inspiration such as internet memes, Bollywood films, books, or even just streams of consciousness.” The discrete images, gathered together, “pay homage to the 2012-2014 Tumblr trend of galaxy-themed decor, web aesthetics, fashion, and merchandise.”
 
49.7 x 35 cm | mixed media on paper | unique
 
After receiving his degree in fine art from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017, Akshar Maganbeharie moved to Cape Town where he continues to live and work. Formally, Akshar’s approach to art-making is multi-disciplinary, moving between painting, drawing and installation. Thematically, he considers the ways in which pop culture and social media have permeated his identity. “My three biggest inspirations,” Akshar offers by way of explanation, “are Britney Spears, Starbucks, and Kylie Jenner.”