Art exhibition: Soundjata: Paintings, drawings and sculptures, 2018-2022

Sundiata always keeps it fresh: this particularly versatile artist constantly organizes exhibitions of recently created works and, as can be seen from his title, ‘Sundiata: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, 2018-2022’this month’s show, from September 17-25, will be no different from its previous events.

Composition, color and space are his main concerns and these elements can be particularly observed in the carnival scenes and the architectural representations that will be part of the exhibitions. Known for his understanding of light, Sundiata relies on nature “to be the basis, the source of most ideas”. He is also driven by interaction with people and objects, his painting of market scenes being a perfect example.

His talent on various media is recognized. Alongside his oil and watercolor paintings and his hardwood sculptures, Soundiata gradually immersed himself more and more in his pencil and charcoal sketches – represented by some of the tap nudes – and he took up the challenge and believed that this process had allowed him to develop as an artist.

All of this is very interesting when you consider Soundiata’s journey. Born in Barbados on April 21, 1950 as Winston Ian Stewart, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from the University of Reading in England and also managed to work his way up to a BSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies. , St. Augustine.

‘Sundiata: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, 2018-2022’ officially runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. The rest of the schedule is as follows: September 20-23, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; September 24 and 25, 10am-4pm

There will also be two days of previews – September 15 and 16, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – which will immediately precede the main exhibition and are aimed at potential buyers who want to get a glimpse of what’s in store. . Reservations for previews can be made by contacting Mark Pereira of the 101 Art Gallery at 6780460 or Dulcie Nieves at 686-7943.