Exhibition: Blue Is The Warmest Colour

February 8, 2020

Blue Is The Warmest Colour, group exhibition featuring the work of Banele Khoza, Bkhz, Cape Town, 6 - 28 Feburary 2020


"Titled Blue Is the Warmest Colour, the group show takes its title form the 2013 French film and graphic novel of the same title. Here a teenager who is uncertain of her sexuality cathects with an art student who opens up her up to an unrestrained existence that welcomes desire and passion. Throughout the film the colour blue is a focal point that is seen in the lighting of rooms, the clothes they wear and the love interest’s hair and eyes. Much like the melancholic Blue Period that Pablo Picasso went through, the colour blue stands as a symbol of the intense emotion, curiosity, sadness and passion that the protagonist is going through during a period focused on self discovery. As the intensity wanes, so too does the film’s blue."