'Safe as housing' 406x284, linocut
David John Yule
|Clause number 18 says that everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing and to be protected from arbitrary evictions. David Yule's almost static image reflects the stability that a secure and solid home provides, feeding into peoples' lives and
relationships. His densely filled, narrative image features a young African couple, intimately focussing on the baby that the woman is expecting. They are depicted in a space of fragmented forms suggesting a house that is more than a shack dwelling: built of solid masonry, equipped with electric light and running water. A picket fence in the foreground denotes the security this home provides, while a view through the window reveals trees and houses in a pleasant and friendly neighbourhood
David Yule was born in 1960 in Cape Town. He worked as a free-lance commercial artist before enrolling at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in 1990. He majored in printmaking under Jonathan Comerford and subsequently joined the 'Hard Ground Printmakers'. He is currently completing works for his first exhibition.