Undiscovered Canvas X Soshiro Gallery London
LULAMA WOLF. I WAS BORN WRAPPED IN A WHITE BLANKET-
4 FEBRUARY TO 4 MARCH 2022
Undiscovered Canvas partnered with SoShiro gallery to present an exhibition of new works by 27-year-old South African visual artist Lulama Wolf. The exhibition titled Ndizalwe nge ngubo emhlophe (I was born wrapped in a white blanket), features new works from Wolf’s recent month-long residency in Antibes, France, for the Undiscovered Canvas Art Residency Program for emerging African artists. One of the most exciting new faces in the art world, Wolf’s work is at the intersection of neo-expressionism and modern African art, whilst interrogating the pre-colonial African experience through the contemporary mind.
For this new exhibition, Wolf presented a series of paintings, and an intricate textile installation which investigated different expressions and variations of spirituality and yearnings of rest. The works also explored Wolf’s connection to her experience in Antibes, a coastal city in the south of France, known for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts and surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.