I Think We Have Time! (Asylumism Series)

Edition 1/5 acquired by the Art Bank of South Africa.

"Time is an inexplicable resource of everything. The work “I Think We Have Time!”, reflects on how young people measure time and react to each second ticking. Young people today are pressured by the internet, wasting hours on screens browsing things that they wish they had so as to appear better than their peers when in public. Comparisons often take place regarding who had greater achievements, causing depression in those who appear weak or had achieved less.

Being young makes it feel like we have all the time in the world, we are relaxed until shaken by anxiety when opportunities pass by every second. Lack of acting on time kills the creativity, courage, and discipline in us.

The eyes of the figure are closed, ignoring the present moment and stuck in the imaginary world worried about the future. The watch, an exorbitant material placed tight around the neck where it serves no purpose, in this regard it plays a role as a leash explaining how we are leashed to the past and cannot see the time counting down to our last days on Earth. An old-fashioned basin containing red graveyard soil holds the candle sturdily and it is exposed to the wind which may blow it off, it is a symbol of our lives that are exposed to diseases, although we are surrounded by the green herbs, that does not guarantee eternal life."

  • I Think We Have Time! (Asylumism Series)
  • Neo Theku
  • 2021
  • Digital print on Tecco Matte PM23O paper
  • Certificate of Authenticity Provided
  • Edition of 5
  • Sheet Size: 74 x 54 cm
  • ZAR 23,400.00 (incl VAT)