Ricardo Pinto Jorge — Heands Up — Cape Town, South Africa — 7 SEP - 31 OCT 2016
Erdmann Contemporary, 84 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
By placing an over-sized hand on the neck of his characters instead of their heads, Ricardo Pinto Jorge created the heands, a neologism adapted to the Heands Up project. Stencil paintings and videos question the hypocrisies and hesitations of our behaviour and language. Original artist on the Mozambican art scene, Ricardo layers his work with visual and cultural references, meaningful idioms, as well as a dose of humour and sarcasm, allowing an interpretive polysemy.