Igshaan Adams’ work is rooted in the artist’s culture and identity, and provides a critical reflection on the intersections of religion, sexuality and race. His work has been described by Art Times as “quiet activism”, and he describes his practice in the same publication as follows; “I am concerned with my two environments: the internal and the external; and the constant exchange of information between the two. As I project myself onto the world, so too do I internalize the world’s projections onto me.”
Adams’ artistic practice includes tapestry, sculpture and performance. These “swatches” – small sculptures made of fabric – are test pieces for larger works, and provide a closer look into the artist’s weaving techniques. Each swatch is unique.
25 x 175 x 2 cm | unique
Cape Town artist Igshaan Adams (b. 1982) received a Diploma in Fine Art from the Ruth Prowse School of Art, and completed his MFA at Rhodes University in 2015. In 2018 he was the recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art.