31 Oct – 20 Nov 2020

Ultramarine – Graphite Drawings (2020) by Sujay Sanan

The fate of humankind has never been more intertwined with other living species on earth. Due to human induced climate change we can witness, within one human lifetime, healthy populations of species collapse. The inhospitable conditions on the planet signal that we will eventually pave the way for an uninhabitable earth. We coined a term, keystone species, to define the plants and animals on whom the survival of many in their ecosystem depend. Populations of cetaceans are indicators of our entire planets’ health. Whales are an integral part of how nutrients circulate in our oceans. When we can no longer make space for the whales it is a sign that our own place on this earth is in peril.

I try to impart an iconic quality to the life-forms that I represent in my works. My intention is that the works may dissolve into the public imagination, creating opportunities for people to see the world as a place for life other than our own. This way I hope the message has an influence on humanity’s larger choices while we still have a choice in deciding the fate of our life on earth.

Exhibiting 31 Oct – 20 Nov 2020
11h00 – 16h00 | 6 Spin Street, Cape Town