Trevor M Aloka is a self-taught hyper-realistic illustrator and painter. In his project titled ‘Lucid But Invincible Beauty’, he explores how stereotyping and generalizations affect the perceived and lived identity of Langi men.
Trevor’s paintings, sourced from his own photographic images, are patched with symbolic materials that purport the strength and weaknesses in the subjects. The figures patched with metal have expanded understandings of their identity that goes beyond the stereotypes. While figures patched with polythene bags are living in a bleak, bland void and their identity is in flux.