Lakwena Maciver

Court Artist Says It With Flowers
The Art Newspaper
Aerial Basket Ball paintings
1:54 Contemporary African Art FairThe courtyard of Somerset HouseStrand, London WC2R 1LA
14 – 17 October 2021

The artist Lakwena Maciver is wowing the crowds at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair with her vibrant basketball paintings that fill the courtyard of Somerset House. Maciver is a fan of the game and even painted two full size courts in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, last year in honour of the state senator Stephanie Anne Flowers, who spoke out against "Stand Your Ground" gun laws. Meanwhile, Macivers intricate hair arrangement, bedecked with an array of flowers, certainly caught the eye at the fair VIP preview. But the young London-based artist is not taking any chances with her floral hair do: "I took a hayfever tablet just in case!" she quipped.