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Shadrack Bosman

Living Artists Emporium

For me, visual art is a lifelong exercise. My biggest influence is and always has been my parents. My father was an architect, and my mother was a costume designer. Therefore, I have been exposed to a creative sensibility from a young age. For this reason, I aim to express my appreciation, through art, for other people’s visual art and technical drawings. I would like to acknowledge the hard work that has gone into creating this ready-made city for me.


Furthermore, I use colour symbolism in order to influence healing of the emotional and the psychological centre for any person. I believe that this is my way of fixing this country.

For many people in different cultures and religions, colours have different symbolic values. My colour symbolics are simple and have biblical connotations. I have termed this the old testament colour symbolics. For example, I use blue as a symbol of hope. To some, red is a symbol of danger but I would like to counter that narrative by reclaiming it as a symbol of supernatural love. I use yellow and gold to indicate a wise mind and a good knowing.


I always strive to do this work to the best of my ability because my foundation is set in the almighty.

Shadrack is a member of the Nyabhingi and his hair is signifies a covenant.