Playful, bright and witty is the tone of the Mega Bonanza collective’s collection of small and affordable works entitled BAZOOKA, on at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein. ‘Mega Bonanza’ is the group name under which Maaike Bakker, PJ Kotze, Werner Burger, and Nina Torr make mixed-media work collectively. Each artist works on all of the pieces, adding little bits of their own, in their distinct style. The outcome – a beautiful and crazy romp through the collective imagination of four graphic artists.
Hybrid beasts and portraits are the predominant subjects of this show, each rendered in bold colours and lines. Gold tint sparkles in capped teeth and radiating halos. There’s a smattering of Norman Catherine, Conrad Botes and Bitterkomix in this mix. Don’t look for ‘deeper meaning’ here; enjoy the frivolous and ironic lolz that tie the show together – the captions, titles and graphics… “Chairman Meow” and Mr. “E-Trolls”.