Representing the resilience of elephants that are known as endangered species as far too often these majestic animals are hunted and killed by poachers. By helping to raise awareness of this important issue it is hoped that senseless killing of elephants will stop enabling them to enjoy life in their natural surroundings.
Jabu is a South African artist ‘brought up in the Apartheid era’ that has exhibited worldwide. Prior to becoming an artist he was a political activist for Nelson Mandela, he uses his artwork to express his experiences of what is often an unfriendly world, there by bringing a positive element into it. His artwork is unique with a twist that includes both an urban and contemporary touch. The rich and vibrant colours capture a diverse appeal from abstract work to artwork inspired by elements and tapestry from his African background. The choice of timeless materials from mixed media to oil, to maple wood and polished aluminium add value to his creations. This has created a growing demand for his signature style and contemporary perspective collection.
Wildlife is also another area that tends to be the focus of Jabu’s work as growing up in South Africa, he loved the wildlife and nature reserves. Jabu enjoyed seeing the animals roam free while his own freedom was limited. Over the years, Jabu became aware that the freedom of the animals around the world was threatened. Recently, the need to protect the wildlife on our planet has become desperate. He chooses to create the “Wildlife Series” because of his passion to save endangered animals. The last great animals of our earth are threatened due to human destruction of their habitats, pollution, fishing and hunting. His work captures the wonder and majesty of wildlife and their habitat. It is his hope that people will have a real call to action to do something today by supporting his work in turn supporting Non-profits who are fighting for this cause.
Jabu calls his artwork “Transformative Art” because he chooses themes and subject matter that inspire change. His focus is to create beauty and balance while bringing attention to causes he is passionate about.
For more amazing artwork by Jabu, please visit – www.artistjabu.com