Animal farm, 2023. R7500
Animal farm, 2023. Charcoal and pastel on 250gsm Fabriano, 500x700mm. Framed. R7500
George Orwell is generally considered the prophet of false utopia. His pessimism in Animal farm as well as 1984 elicited much criticism due to his total rejection of the possibility of an ideal society. His despair undermined the power of his warning about the regular failure of utopic systems.
My work comments on the current South African condition of economic and social collapse despite the governing party’s utopian ideology of upliftment and redress after the end of apartheid.
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