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Artist biography

My name is Lerato Motaung and i was born in Katlehong, Johannesburg, in 1991 and raised in Lekgalong, Rustenburg. I went to a public school where by art was not part of my school subject. In 2008, I started practicing art with Johannesburg Art Gallery and that’s where I started to obtain a formal training in drawing. In 2009, I did sculptures with the local artists in Katlehong Art Centre and afterwards I enrolled with Tshwane University of Technology to pursue my studies in Fine Art. My work attempts to capture essence of the human condition mainly through a realistic portrayal of history and postmodern life. I utilize a range of different kinds of mediums to execute my art works.

Artists’ statement

My artworks take a significant sight of socio political issues. In my work, I deconstruct and depict the life style of different kinds of people. My work reproduces familiar visual images, arranging them into new theoretically coated pieces. While I use a large quantity of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. My work strives to reveal the aspects of history, which have a great impact on our post-modern culture till today. In the current climate where many believe history has no relevance, I find myself persistently returning to those aspects that are often hidden or misrepresented in the “official” recordings for posterity. I believe that the traits I possess have helped grow my concepts on artistic expression, and thus have helped me convey my message through my art easily. Also, with my Art always being centred around issues that affect the entire society directly and indirectly, it makes it more appealing, universal, relevant and then acts as an expressive embodiment of history.

Artist CV

Lerato Motaung Born in 1991/03/14 lives in Katlehong (Johannesburg).

CONTACT INFO

Cell no: 079 320 6007
Email : leratopaper@hotmail.com

Residencial address

1666 Pula Street Siluma View
Katlehong
1432

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Crimes of the heart-2013-Oil paint on canvas-46 cm x 61 cm

Crimes of the heart-2013-Oil paint on canvas-46 cm x 61 cm

Deadly deception-2014-Oil paint on canvas-71cm x 55.5 cm

Deadly deception-2014-Oil paint on canvas-71cm x 55.5 cm

Hobo-2013-Pencil on paper-43 cm x 31 cm

Hobo-2013-Pencil on paper-43 cm x 31 cm

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2014 (current) Pretoria Art Museum
  • Tour guide Workshop facilitator 2014
In the beginning-2014-Linocut Print-21 cm x 30 cm

In the beginning-2014-Linocut Print-21 cm x 30 cm

Mother and child - 2014 - Mixed media - 103 cm x 77 cm

Mother and child – 2014 – Mixed media – 103 cm x 77 cm

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2015 University of Johannesburg Gallery ( PPC Imaginarium Exhibition)
  • Centurion Gallery ( A memory, A story)
  • WHPS Gallery ( Arts Alive )
  • Pretoria Art Museum ( For Sale exhibition)

2014

• The meeting place (Art and Fashion exhibition)

• Museum Park (Arts and Craft day festival)

• Tshwane University of Technology gallery (Kafi exhibition)

• UNISA Sunnyside campus ( shadow Dungeon Spectrum exhibition)

• Joburg fringe (Aerial empire)

2013

•  Freedom park (creatures of light art exhibition: 16 day of activism 2013)

• Collaborated with Azael Langa And Mpho Nkadimeng in Kopanong Art Residency (Pretoria Art Museum)

 

Nthabiseng-2014-Linocut print-43 cm x 69 cm

Nthabiseng-2014-Linocut print-43 cm x 69 cm

Pride of the unprivileged-2013-Oil paint on canvas-51 cm x 105 cm

Pride of the unprivileged-2013-Oil paint on canvas-51 cm x 105 cm

Senior citizen-2014-Charcoal and chalk on paper-84 cm x 59 cm

Senior citizen-2014-Charcoal and chalk on paper-84 cm x 59 cm

References

 

Name : Delene Human
Occupation : Lecture
Contact no : 072 691 9724
Institution : University of Pretoria
Email : delene.human@up.ac.za
Name : Justice Mokoena
Occupation : Lecture
Contact no : 074 034 4663
Institution : Tshwane University of Technology
Email : mokoenasjj@tut.ac.za
Name : Mr Mmutle A Kgokong
Occupation : Cultural officer
Contact no : 076 943 0290
Institution : Pretoria Art Museum Email : MmutleKg@tshwane.gov.za
Name : Mrs Zanele Bomela
Occupation : Curator
Contact no : 076 943 0290
Institution : Pretoria Art Museum Email : zbzbomela@gmail.com

 

 

Symbiotic Business - 2014 - Oil paint on canvas - 76cm x 38.5cm

Symbiotic Business – 2014 – Oil paint on canvas – 76cm x 38.5cm

Toast to the dead-2014-Charcoal and chalk on paper-106 cm x 77 cm

Toast to the dead-2014-Charcoal and chalk on paper-106 cm x 77 cm

Township Scene 2-2014-Linocut Print-21 cm x 30 cm

Township Scene 2-2014-Linocut Print-21 cm x 30 cm

Township Scene-2014-Watercolour and linocut print-69 cm x 43 cm

Township Scene-2014-Watercolour and linocut print-69 cm x 43 cm

Unidentified-2014-Concrete sculpture-20 cm x 20 cm x 24

Unidentified-2014-Concrete sculpture-20 cm x 20 cm x 24

Untitled-2013-Installation-76cm x 38.5cm

Untitled-2013-Installation-76cm x 38.5cm

Untitled-2013-Oil paint on canvas-91 cm x 91 cm

Untitled-2013-Oil paint on canvas-91 cm x 91 cm

Untitled-2014-Concrete sculpture-7 cm x 22 cm x 30

Untitled-2014-Concrete sculpture-7 cm x 22 cm x 30

untitled-2014-Watercolour on board-84 cm x 59 cm

untitled-2014-Watercolour on board-84 cm x 59 cm

Visible suffocation-2014-Pastel on drawing board-103 cm x 77 cm

Visible suffocation-2014-Pastel on drawing board-103 cm x 77 cm

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