In “A Making of Ghosts,” Kudzanai-Violet Hwami plays with scale and perspective to collapse emotional states. In Murikishi (all works 2023), one image of a sleeping man appears superimposed over another; each is naked, lounging with legs spread. The fleshy tones are choppy and halting, the paint’s texture mimicking a kind of digital malfunction. Hanging to the left, a smaller canvas, Stan 4, depicts a man in profile. Both works are set against a wallpapered monochrome photograph of the back of a man’s head. By layering the images, Hwami pierces moments of privacy with the invasiveness of the camera’s eye.
Image: Installation view, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, A Making of Ghosts
All works © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro