Windhoek-based artist Quinn ‘Quigo’ Goses is fairly certain people will deliver in regards to the apocalypse however she is not sure the way it will go down.
“Perhaps it may very well be a nuclear bomb or a pandemic however, personally, I would hope for a zombie apocalypse,” quips Quigo whose debut exhibition titled ‘Into the Cosmos’ is at present on show at Café Status and is primarily involved with the apocalypse’s aftermath.
Envisioning a post-apocalyptic future during which animals and people can talk and all issues reside in concord, Quigo’s utopian illustrations and movement graphics are curated by Efano Efano and picture a world during which a female spirit leads a flock of ostrich by Sandwich Harbour as her masculine counterpart levitates over Spitzkoppe and the Christuskirche deteriorates within the crumbling capital.
“Female power represents starting on this utopia I’ve created. Girls are the start of life. They’ve birthed the world. They’ve birthed us all. They characterize the beginning of a brand new life on this post-apocalyptic utopian Namibia,” says the self-taught artist who goes on to outline the cosmos.
“To me, the cosmos has at all times been this vastness of unexplained ideas. Issues we won’t comprehend.
The cosmos is type of scale to measure how small we’re in comparison with the world, the photo voltaic system, the galaxy, and no matter else may be on the market. I assume I am simply fascinated with the thought of the unknown.”
Illustrating a hopeful, serene rebirth centered on a return to nature and a deeper understanding of the universe, Quigo makes her solo debut with promise however maybe missing a way of vitality. One additionally will get the sense that one thing is misplaced in placing her vibrant future scenes underneath dulling glass and exhibiting them at such a small scale.
Although Quigo’s expertise is clear at a technical degree, there may be work to be finished with regard to intention, world-building and curation. “I simply need folks to permit themselves to view issues in another way, to assume a little bit outdoors of the field or one thing like that,” says Quigo whose modest assortment options a variety of native landmarks.
“These locations are a part of Namibia which makes up a really huge a part of me. I am a product of this lovely nation and I wished the work to point out that.”
‘Into the Cosmos’ will likely be on show at Café Status till 29 April.