Lakwena Maciver
Lives & Works in London, United Kingdom
Lakwena Maciver creates painted prayers and meditations which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Exploring the role of the artist as mythmaker with their use of acid-bright colour and bold typographic text, her paintings act as a means of decolonisation, subtly subverting prevailing mythologies. Her approach is instinctive and autodidactic, producing visceral, rhythmic and immersive panel paintings, iconic murals, and installations. Challenging both the external and the internalised voice of mass media, Lakwena has created works in the public realm internationally, from installations at Tate Britain, Somerset House, Facebook and the Southbank Centre in London, to a juvenile detention centre in Arkansas, a monastery in Vienna, and the Bowery Wall in New York City. Lakwena Maciver will be presented by Vigo Gallery. 

Lakwena Maciver, Kyrie, 2022, Acrylic and polyurethane on plywood, 188 x 100 cm. Courtesy Vigo Gallery.

Artists 2023