Art @ FNCC
On Monday, 20 January, upcoming artists Fillow Nghipandulwa and Petrus Amuthenu will open their joint exhibition “Welcome to My World” at the FNCC Gallery. This event is followed by “Artistic Expressions”, an exhibition of FNCC’s photography students of 2013, opening on Tuesday, 21 January, at the Restaurant La Bonne Table next to the FNCC.
Fillow Nghipandulwa, 39, hails from Okaku in the Oshana Region of Namibia and started painting at an early age. When attending a cardboard printing workshop in Tsumeb in 1994, he was encouraged by the lecturer, Joseph Madisia, to make art that reflects his own culture. “All my work has a message to convey about the past and the present of the people of Namibia and Africa as a whole”, says Fillow. He presents a collection of mixed media artworks. His main subject matter in this exhibiton is African women.
Petrus Amuthenu, 32, was born in Swakopmund, but grew up in the Omusati region. He exhibits surrealist and socially critical drawings and paintings that comment on his outlook on life. At times dark and mysterious, on other occasions simply depicting the natural beauty of African people, especially women, Amuthenu’s work is a potpourri of versatile images that welcome the viewer to his world.
Both young men are currently studying visual arts at the College of the Arts in Windhoek and have participated in numerous group exhibitions all over the country.
Artistic Expressions that starts on Tuesday is a collection of photographs by the 2013 students of Djunior Svane who has presented extensive photography courses at the FNCC for the past ten years.
Entry to both exhibitions is free.