a group exhibition
"Dance," said the Sheep Man.
Thabo Motseki's body of work explores a visual account and attempt to visually record the rhythms and patterns of several periods in his life through lines and mark making. For him the action of carving a lino plate is an act of removal and re-looking. The marks in/on the plate represent his interpretation of time and life as a rhythm, pulse, negotiation. And pattern. He records the consistencies and inconsistencies in these concepts, represented as abstract and open for negotiation and conversation.
Motseki draws his inspiration from people who have been affected by similar experiences, who have stories to tell through different kinds of platforms within the arts as well as socially. His work is visually grounded on the African continent, yet it unpacks and negotiates urban themes and motifs such as healing, scarification and vibrations offered by his immediate environment, yet global in influence.
Thabo Motseki (1980 - ) lives and works in Soweto, South Africa.
Comprehensive exhibitions include:
Solo Exhibitions Artist Proof Studio, 2008, Workers Museum 2014 Museum Africa, 2015, 13th Floor Gallery, 2016, Artworks to African World Heritage Fund (for Auction)
International Print Biennial (Guanlan China), Forward Exhibition, Stellenbosch, Pretoria Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, SA Printing Gallery, Gallery Two, Absa Art Gallery, GOG Art Gallery, Soweto, Joburg and Gauteng Carnival.
Biccari Bollo Mariano Attorneys, Bell Dewar Hall, International Print Biennial Competition (Guanlan China), Finalist Arts and Culture 2007
Thabo is currently the CFO and founder of The Arts Company Pty Ltd and BOMO Kollective NPC.
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