The silicone relief paintings come to life as they fold and bend, colorful mosaic-like textures revealing tensions between thick and delicate, smooth and explosive, experimental and pre-meditated.
Makaza muses that the flexibility and resilience of the silicone is a reflection of his comrades’ lives, requiring an adaptability critical to navigating the constant instability faced in contemporary Zimbabwean life. But, as much of his young generation does, he too calls for freedom. As our eyes travel across their surface, we spin tales of alien topographies; of delicious poisonous cakes; of blankets from a dream that comforts our journey through this dead of night. They are, and become, what we want them to be.