Ink that flows flowers and philosophy

Ink that flows flowers and philosophy

His art is an allegory. As is he. A philosophical one. His drawings are articulations of his understanding. His name is Winston Thekiso.

“Day and night I conceptualise what I want to draw, and about how I am going to approach it. It is then, during creation, that I become an artist. When I start drawing I know what I want to communicate, but not how it will look when I’m finished. I leave space for expression.”

To give you a better sense of the man: his next solo exhibition will explore the idea that destruction is a form of creation. That energy doesn’t stop: it manifests in one way or another, perpetually.

“Mostly, people like things when they are created. But when something is destroyed, it is also created; for example, when we crush hate, love grows. Our own creation is ongoing too.”

His drawing skill is masterful, and he chooses topics that challenge him into a state of flow. He becomes immersed, losing sense of space and time, where he simply feels he is doing something good.

“The process feels like a scenic journey that is adventurous but also tiring, I feel the emotions I am trying to portray and I feel whole, it is something I was born to do. The act of drawing is when I remember to appreciate the good side and the bad side of people,” explains Winston.

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