janeiro 18, 2011

Facing Kabu - Jucapinga´s first solo show in London

Private view:

Friday February 4th
19:00 - 23:00

Exhibition open:
February 5th - February 11th
11:00 - 19:00

The Old Police Sation
114 Amersham Vale
London SE14 6LG

Plasticina presents Jucapinga's first solo exhibition in London

@The Old Police Station
Overground tube New Cross, 3min
Bus: 36, 436, 171, 53, 177
Deptford Rail, DLR, New Cross Rail

"Facing Kabu"

1940's and London is the Worlds criminal Utopia.

Vasily is the Boss of the Organisation that for the last 6 years has been flooding the Capital's streets with violent assaults, kidnaps, drugs, and murderous vendettas. The ethnic and cultural diversity of KABU, Vereschagin's crime family, made them a lethal warfare instrument. The combination of Russian perseverance, British severity, Cape Verdean cunningness and Portuguese bravery were perfect ingredients for an explosive outcome. All efforts of the Police to stop this organization were unsuccessful...

However, in Scotland Yard's headquarters, a new investigation was being formed by mastermind detective Dominic Sobiesky and his deputy Carlos Fultz in order to finally put an end to KABU's rule over the city...



A free state archipelago that still faces social and economic adversities caused by the lack of natural resources and the migration boom that succeeded the colonial wars.

The title is 'Facing Kabu' because the foundations and imagination needed to create fiction requires knowledge drawn from root level. Kabu Verde is a constant presence in the way Jucapinga works and lives.

In this exhibition the relationship between good and evil, crime and order is presented sequentially and limited by frames.
The question is: where does good start and evil end?


Born in Portugal to Cape Verdean parents, Jucapinga presents his work in London for the first time.

His true passion has always resided in creating characters, illustrating them and using them as compositions in fiction. His influences are firmly connected with his roots, background and research from the street culture where he grew up, João Abel Manta's brush strokes, Sebastiao Rodrigues' graphic designs, Vasily Vereschagin's strong-message war paintings and the revolutionary inspiration of Amilcar Cabral. All this comes to life with the warm colours he uses and the 'cut and paste' technique which relies on simple but effective materials.


For more information contact: info@plasticina.co.uk