John Nkosi

John Nkosi LAE LAEHQ Living Artists Emporium

My work explores issues such as identity, personal experiences and the human condition. I look at the complexity of emotionality and how emotions can play an important role in how we think and behave.

The images I depict in my works are primarily based on portraiture, often portraying intense or exaggerated figures as representation of different emotions or scenes. This way I am able to delve deeper and try make an understanding to how we experience these emotions, how our bodies react to the emotion and how we behave in response to the emotion. The figures in each body of work are constructed through expressive and structural lines, excessively dark tones of charcoal or paint and from time to time neutral and lighter colors are introduced. I combine the elements of expressionism, realism and grotesqueness.