Breeze Yoko is a Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary artist specialising in video/film and graffiti. He has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, and in urban art projects in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Senegal, Germany and France. His films have won awards at the Tricontinental Film Festival, South Africa; Special mention in the Sienna Film Festival, Italy; and Dak’Art, Senegal.
Breeze’s whimsical, yet powerful, murals unfurl a kind of humanity and beauty that re-imagine their environments. In a search for new methods to "read the city", he uses a visual vocabulary that addresses many different social and political issues. By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds, he finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Breeze considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous and constant change. His work is also concerned with pan-Africanism, and the reclaiming and forging of old and new “schemes, forms and strategies” in the realms of culture and politics.
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