Art in Livingstone

Written By: The Lowdown - Sep• 30•12

As Livingstone gears up for the 2012 World Tourism Day, it is certainly not the only thing that is “happening”. Based in Livingstone town is the art studio of Suse Kasokota. Just thirty-two, this young Zambian artist has already exhibited with others at the well-known Henry Tayali Gallery in the Lusaka Showgrounds; Sun Hotel in Livingstone; at the Livingstone Museum; on tour as part of a Russian mobile exhibition that is currently in Moscow; and in 2010 he took his works to the Polokwane ‘World Cup Football’ cultural village.


Suse has been painting for almost a decade and has recently begun to hold solo exhibitions including one last month at the Alliance Francaise in Lusaka. His preferred medium is acrylic on canvas or hessian, but he experiments with very different medium to produce a surreal mix of subject and colour in painting and sculpture. Trademarking his work are the bright ‘cords’ that form varying foregrounds and backgrounds. Symbolic of promoting peaceful co-existence they have an unnerving complexity about them which is difficult to express in words.


So why not see them for yourself at Suse’s Ka-Arts Gallery,  17 Chimwemwe Way , Livingstone. INFO:  0978 246-509, Email



‘Maturity’ by Suse Kasokota

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