Serge Alain Nitegeka explores the colour black in his latest exhibition

Johannesburg-based artist Serge Alain Nitegeka, who explored forced migration and xenophobia in the past, explores the colour black in his new work.

Showing at the Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg, Serge Alain Nitegeka’s solo exhibition demonstrates his exploration of the colour black: “Black is a colour reserved unto itself. It is comfortable in its own nature, unruffled and confident. It tries very hard to stay anonymous but inquiring eyes are drawn to it; spectators cannot resist it. It is not popular. It reveals little because it is neither warm nor cold. It is an enigmatic pigment,” he says.

The Burundi-born artist's work has in the past dealt with other themes ranging from xenophobia to forced migration.

See the multiple meanings of the ambiguous colour within the artist's structured lines and boldly oscillating colours:

All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
All images © Serge Alain Nitegeka. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg