Fabric of Tanzania

www.hanspoppe.com

Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel
24″ x 24″

www.hanspoppe.com

Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel
30″ x 30″

www.hanspoppe.com

Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel
24″ x 24″

www.hanspoppe.com

Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel
30″ x 30″

www.hanspoppe.com

Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel
30″ x 30″

“The energy, aesthetic, tapestry and technique of my work are an exploration of everyday Africans, or Tanzanians to be specific. These paintings show the real lifeĀ of Tanzanians, the unapologetic day to day life. Some are of villagers, some are of city kids, some are evening conversations with elders. They are an insight to their stories of trials and tribulation and their unfiltered, unbiased, honest beauty. My on going body of work aims to deconstruct, question and eventually abstract the perceived image of Africans as told by Western media. I am offering the viewer a new way of seeing the otherwise familiar. For more information, visit www.hanspoppe.com.