Lulama Wolf’s work is at the intersection of neo-expression and modern art movements from across the continent whilst interrogating pre-colonial African experiences through the contemporary mind by using smearing, scraped and deep pigment techniques used in vernacular architecture. Through such a broad scope, Wolf endeavours to ‘pick up the world’s contradictions.’ Inspired by Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi and Ernest Mancoba, she explores the human condition in her creation of hyper visualised characters.
Her motivation is tender and protective of her imaginary world or rather her symbolic view of how her world looks in an alternate universe. She is set on creating a photographic/graphic experience that morphs and shapes her work beyond the two-dimension. Wolf’s work has been exhibited in South Africa.