[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Njabulo Dladla — Little by Little, then Suddenly all at Once

Artist Statement

Other Realities sub-programme

This surrealistic picture illustration deals with the psychological process of failing relationships, covering how it all begins little by little then suddenly fails beyond repair. Through a therapy session, my main character reflects on how things deteriorated with his loved one, these include fights, misunderstandings, mental issues or as the main character states: “a simple case of feelings wearing off”. The intended purpose for this project is to show the gradual phases of problems, from miniscule to immense. I then use Surrealism and dreams to depict the inception and unconscious states of such problems as they develop.

  • My name is Njabulo Dladla, 26 years of age and a Bachelor of Visual Arts graduate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. I am naturally creative and obsessively in love with arts, specifically Digital Arts. I thus try to explore and integrate numerous forms of Digital Arts together, from animations to motion graphics, 3D to print.