“The Smoke That Thunders” is my next solo exhibition of paintings, photographs & sculpture inspired by my recent self-driven & self-guided safari adventure through the African Bush. From 26. January till 18. March 2017 at the Galerie Le Sud in Zürich. Under the patronage of the permanent mission of Zambia to the United Nations (UNO), Geneva.
The Idea for this trip was simple… Step One: Fly to Lusaka, Zambia to pick up a specially modified, 4×4 truck at the airport from a guy nicknamed “Snake”.
Step Two: Ride off into the African “Bush” with dreams of hunting “The Big 5” game with a camera while savoring my self-guided safari as the inspiration for my next series of art work…
Leaving South Africa, I felt confident, after having spent a couple relaxing weeks studying up on the trip and learning about the hazards of off-road driving. skills like maneuvering through deep, heavy sand, dealing with giant elephants charging at your truck, and sleeping in a tent while lions and hippos roam free beside you. However, standing there in the airport parking lot as rain started to pour down, I began to question myself as Mr. Snake causally explained the details of this specially modified, safari monster.
As the storm intensified, I pulled out of the parking lot heading north, with my clothes soaking wet and my head buzzing with anticipation. My itinerary was completely open aside from the borders of the four countries I was cleared to take the vehicle into: Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Namibia. Now all I needed to do was find a place to sleep.
Join me at the exhibition opening
Join me at my next solo exhibition, “The Smoke that Thunders” (the native name for the Victoria Falls), where I’ve translated this amazing journey into paintings, photographs and sculptures. For an invitation, be sure to sign up for my newsletter.
Vernissage / Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 26. January 2017, 18.00-21.00h
In the presence of the artist.
Guest Of Honor: Mrs. Encyla Tina Chishiba Sinjela, Zambian Ambassador
>> Download Invitation here (PDF 1.1 MB)
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, 26. January through Friday, 18. March, 2017.
Location: Galerie Le Sud, Talacker 35, 8001 Zurich
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12.00 till 18.00h
Tel. 044 210 0244
what an awesome concept!
Bravo! Ideas and concepts like this can greatly help to advance the art world and broaden both it and the exchange of cultural ideas. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Thank you Stefan!
The Smoke that Thunders: Love it!