Life & Land

Curatorial Statement

There is a persistent invitation in this collection for us to reflect on the possibilities of how the conversations about land and its implications can be understood better when we shift our perspective; from it being just as a political site to one that is composed as a ritual of self-reflection that evokes an even deeper connection with land where we can see it as an entity that will eventually decide ours and its own fate.

In his work, Nhlapo consistently invites us to engage the black subject in ways that encourage us to extend our emotional and imaginative engagement, to recognize personal and collective political issues that black people are constantly confronted with – the psychic trauma and transformation of a [post-] nation.

The life that occupies this land is also reflected on through pictorial genealogies, endless narratives about lives outside of our own. How other people exercise their democratic freedom and the ways in which they are limited thereof. Through these personal stories, we are able to map out the significance of the relationship between self and land. Mashilo invites us to reflect on the possibilities of how land can be and is a very critical space where the dehumanized aspect of the self can be rehabilitated and the integrity of nations can be claimed back and affirmed.

This exhibition pays homage to a master whose body of work has carried this narrative and influenced the careers of these established artists. With this exhibition Nhlapo and Mashilo take the opportunity to recognise Johannes Phokela as an icon of South African Art.

~ Tseleng Tshabalala

Nhlanhla Nhlapo – Life

A Face of a Black Man

Acrylics, Charcoal and Oil Pastel
100 x 100 cm
R 55 000.00

The First Wave of the Colonist

Oil in French Linen
120 x 120 cm
R 70 000.00

Lerato II

Acrylics and Gold Leaf 22K on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm
R13 500.00

Lerato I

Acrylics and Gold Leaf 22K on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm
R13 500.00

Lerato III

Acrylics and Gold Leaf 22K on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm
R13 500.00

Study of Gaze

Acrylics and White Chalk on Fabriano
30 x 25cm
R9 500.00

Zethembe

Acrylics and Soft Pastel on Fabrianoo
30 x 40 cm
R12 500.00

Landscapes I

Charcoal & Soft Pastel on Fabriano
40 x 30 cm
R 7 000.00

Landscapes II

Charcoal, Ink & Soft Pastel on Fabriano
40 x 30 cm
R7 000.00

Landscapes III

Charcoal & Soft Pastel on Fabriano
40 x 30 cm
R 7 000.00

Landscapes IV

Charcoal & Ink on Fabriano
40 x 30 cm
R7 000.00

Landscapes V

Charcoal & Ink on Fabriano
40 x 30 cm
R7 000.00

Landscapes VI

Charcoal & Soft Pastel on Fabriano
40 x 30 cm
R 7 000.00

Setlamorago Mashilo – Land

Dance of the Infidel

Monotype Print
40 x 30 cm
R18 000.00

Unbeliever

Monotype Print
60 x 70 cm
R18 000.00

Back to the Land

Monotype Print
80 x 120 cm
R 35 000.00

The Failure of Hope

Monotype Print
80 x 120 cm
R 35 000.00

Masetlapelo Motsaneng Wešo

Monotype Print

180 x 126 cm

R54 000.00

 

Ways of Escape I

Charcoal & Oil on Canvas
180 x 120 cm
R90 000.00

Ways of Escape II

Charcoal & Oil on Canvas
180 x 120 cm
R90 000.00

Ways of Escape III

Charcoal & Oil on Canvas
180 x 120 cm
R90 000.00

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