The general body language shows proximity and familiarity, which indicates that these might be friends or relatives of same age group. It was quite common to show public displays of affection between people of same sex in a non-romantic relationship. The photo was taken in Philippe Koudjina's studio. In this set-up, people would commonly look away from the camera, however it seems that the artist has prompted one of the men to look straight at the camera, creating a conniving connection with the viewer.
These Limited editions are exclusive to Thomarts Gallery through the Koudjina Estate and are curated mostly for the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2023. Available in museum conservation frame. Black Aluminium(slimline). Final size 64cm x 64cm