Painted for the group exhibition titled “Skulduggery,” which was presented by the Studio Gallery Kalk Bay in¬†September 2014.¬†“Skulduggery”, which refers to underhandedness or deception. A fitting theme when we consider the current political antics in South Africa. But wanting to steer away from politically charged art, I opted for another current deception, i.e. Macro Evolution. Here the chimp stares at you while holding a human skull, perhaps contemplating the seven million years it took evolution to magically transform ape to man. My tongue in cheek title, is a play on evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion.”

  • Medium: Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas
  • Size: 100cm by 100cm
  • Year: 2014