Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mastufa Maluka

I appreciate the play with color, pattern, and flatness used in Mastufa Maluka's large scale portraits. Maluka is South African born and studies in the Netherlands. It is said his pieces are supposed to represent today's stylish young men and women of indeterminate race and nationality. His colorful headshots, which resemble oversize passport or ID photos, are fictional portrayals of today’s global youth.