The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) kindly invites you to the opening of Urban Mythology, a solo exhibition by Chris Snyman, on Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 18h00 in the Main Gallery of the NAGN. Chris Snyman was born in 1967 in Bethlehem, South Africa. Snyman studied art at the Pretoria Technikon School of Art and has completed a Goldsmith apprenticeship. Snyman moved to Namibia in 2005 and has been living and working in the country ever since. Snyman has exhibited solo and as part of group exhibitions, locally and abroad. In 2011, Snyman was awarded Bronze in the two-dimensional art category of the Bank Windhoek Triennial.
Snyman works across a variety of media, in both two- and three-dimensions, using media such as cement, aluminium, bronze, oil, pen and ink and mixed media. Snyman’s artworks are generated through an exploration of interpersonal relationships as well as content with an aspect of social critique.
This unique exhibition eloquently captures the spirit and mission of a modern Namibia like no other. Urban Mythology bridges the role from presentation of modern folklore consisting of fictional stories to cutting-edge contemporary art with the aim of interweaving the historical and contemporary events that have shaped and continue to impact our country and its inhabitants. The exhibition is devoted to contemporary art practice in a broader socioeconomic and historical context to examine the changing image of Namibia from the local grassroots level to the international perspective. Urban Mythology unites an extremely compelling and symbolic selection of paintings and sculptures, made of bronze, steel and concrete, to explore the diverse ways in which the country was constructed by public imagination.
Urban Mythology is on display from 14 December 2016 to 28 January 2017 in the Main Gallery of the National Art Gallery of Namibia. More info at NAGN.