My artistic process revolves around the issue of communication in the actual society. Technology, media change and / or have changed the way we communicate. Does the multiplication of means really encourages communication? What is the impact on our environment? Is Communicating exchanging?
In a changing society, where parts of the world do not all have access to the same facilities, the thinking around the sending and the receiving of messages seems essential to me. The issue of communication in cross-cultural situations therefore has a special place in my approach. Sharing - what and how - between people of different ethnic or social origins; exchanging through culturally distinct codes and customs, etc.
By extension my artwork is to examine the concept of language, its nature and its communicative power. Over the years I have developed a system of symbols. The symbols are called Nguvu. They have become a tool for me to discuss various topics from the life of every day and societal problems (segregation, ecology, etc.). In my artworks the use and insertion of these symbols have a laboratory effect. They allow me, as well as other communication tools or message sender (emissaries, dreams, etc.), to explore different facets of exchanges and of communications means.
Art is as a mediator between the other and me, between my issues, the explored ways and the answers that it is trying to inject. It allows me to take a position. The use of senders - symbols, colours, phantasmagoric characters - which are mine bring an abstract and utopian feature to my fumblings whose the mean may escape. Nick Chendela Sangale