In Maurice Mbikayi’s contemporary art his focus is on various ways in which the technological advancement of the last twenty years has both positively and negatively affected the world.
Its reliance on mining for resources, for instance, has made Africa and its people vulnerable to low-wage labour abuse as well as a range of other factors beyond their control, as dictated by international economic markets. The effect on cultural and environmental diversity has been devastating.
Maurice collects remnants of this rapidly developing technology and incorporates them into his work. He also uses other materials, such as wood, fibre glass, plaster of paris, bandages, paper and clothing. The results include mixed-media collages, drawings, sculptures and performances – whatever best questions the issues and expresses the artist’s ideas.