People of Note - PATRICK BONGOY

An exciting and unusual exhibition is on at the Southern Guild gallery at the Waterfront. It is the first exhibition by Congolese artist PATRICK BONGOY and is called “Unseen Dimensions of the Known”. Patrick works predominantly with waste materials such as inner tubes from tyres, industrial packaging, hessian sacking and textiles. And his works are often trapped in dense, knotted webs of rubber and jute strips, a visual metaphor for the abuses Congolese people have suffered from corrupt regimes.