Following their orbits, planets seem to be in a search of a refuge. They wish to find one peaceful place for their descendants. Others wish to become more knowledgeable. “The world—our world—has existed since all times, and every day we have to create it anew”. (Breytenbach, 2011). Hence, we move to create!
Komi Seshie explores the use of multi-media techniques to reflect upon the broad array of complex socio-economic issues and the geopolitics of environmental challenges. In this painting, calamity and conflict are expressed using various painting techniques to represent migratory movement. Through the use of recycled materials from textiles, plastics, metals and wood products, Seshie transforms raw materials into symbolic objects. Coloured pigments reinforce his account and revitalize abandoned materials or discarded matter. Seshie often finds himself storytelling, creating and expressing himself by cutting through attitudes and structures. Therefore, he reinterprets and returns to the artefacts, their story, thus bringing the observer to revisit and even rediscover an ancient civilization.