Helena Uambembe’s fastidiously crafted military scenes featuring Camo green and gunmetal grey are used to emphasise the brutality of war and the devastation it leaves in its wake. The backdrop of many of the artist’s new works are taken from photographs given to her by South African Colonel who fought in the border wars in the 70’s. Helena’s father was part of the same war, recruited by the South African government after fleeing Angola.
Helena’s recent body of lithographic prints were made in the David Krut Workshop with the assistance of printer Roxy Kaczmarek.
Helena Uambembe - Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it in relative opacity – Fanon, 2020
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