Mitochondria Gallery is honored to present “Life’s Blueprint” a Solo Exhibition by Sesse Elangwe. What is your Life’s Blueprint? This is the question posed by Sesse Elangwe in a new body of work he is presenting for his second solo exhibition at Mitochondria Gallery in Houston Texas. This body of work is inspired by the speech “What is your Life’s Blueprint” by Dr Martin Luther King. Sesse is approaching this subject from the perspective of the embetterment of one’s self and the society at large. Sesse is presenting medium scale and large scale paintings that feature his signature asymmetrical large eye, which he employs as a symbol of enlightenment.
The curatorial essay for "Life's blueprint" is by Kendra Walker an art writter and founder of atlanta art week. "Working in acrylic, Elangwe employs a variety of transcendent figures to interpret life lessons, words of encouragement, and humility. He uses sharply contrasted colors to represent topics in life, such as how individuals from diverse origins can coexist and function effectively. Elangwe draws on lessons and experiences he gained in America to encourage viewers to consider how a positive attitude can get you to your desired destination in life. To properly adopt to society there are fundamental things that must be considered. Elangwe is combatting cultural norms and delving further into why these structures exist and how to thrive under these implied conditions. Additional themes such as womanhood, youth, transitional pierids of life, financial literacy and character development are also intwined in this series." - Kendra Walker. Excerpt from curatorial essay.
Life’s Blueprint opens on the 28th of January from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at 2220 Commerce street #D Houston, Texas. 77002. Artist Talk with Sesse Elangwe hosted by Gina Evans occurs at opening night from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm. This exhibition is available for public viewing from the 28th of january to February 25th, 2023.