If reality takes on a single trajectory, then both Magoso and Mthembu yearn to create a counter-balance, an alternative experience that works in a different direction to any singular narrative.

  • 03 May 2024
  • Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening of Kwasukasukela | Once Upon a Time by @ande_magoso and Sibusiso Mthembu

Magoso’s paintings are rooted in land, both mythical and real, and in history and stories. In contrast, Mthembu’s ceramic sculpture is light, of the air and of daydreams. Both artists use rare forms of expression in their chosen mediums. Early in life, Magoso found that drawing and painting shifted his focus to another realm, and as a young artist he was interested in the emotional responses of other people to his work. Mthembu’s approach is more pragmatic; he always had a dream of making a living with his hands. The mythological elements of his ceramic work draw on the tradition of Josephine Ghesa and harkens forward; his imagined animals seem to have their eyes on the future.

Excerpt from text by Kirsten Miller

Join us for the exhibition opening on Friday 3 May 2024 from 17h30. There is a walkabout with the artists on Saturday 11 May at 12h30

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