Printmaking Expressions By Josef Madisia
‘Madisia’s work is inspired mainly by an inner creative energy to achieve unity and reconciliation and reshape black identity after apartheid. He states that his artwork also made significant contributions to reclaiming Namibian culture that extended the accomplishments of his predecessor the late Muafangejo. He believed in the humanitarian and spiritual power of art to evoke social change. This exhibition also gives an opportunity to all Namibians interested in art the opportunity to know and appreciate an artist who comes from other towns and belongs to the rich cultural wealth and traditions of this wonderful continent.
For him, the benefits of cardboard printmaking are just too many to ignore. “We were made to believe and adopt the westernised ways that these materials such as canvass are better than cardboard, but I want that to change so that artists are aware that they could actually get the best out of cardboard, a far cheaper material,” he said. While he also ventured into other art forms and mediums, at one point he decided to just go with cardboard printmaking. "For me coming back to the media of printmaking was due to financial constraints. He said as one of the ancient medium, it was widely accepted even in Botswana