Born in the time of South Africa’s transition to a democratic state, Pebofatso Mokoena’s practice is a re-imagining of complex contemporary social questions. Through his visual vocabularies between form, movement, colour, composition and line as core languages of abstraction, Pebofatso connects similar social situations which may/may not exist in similar environments.

Taking cues from patterns of natural ecosystems and its orders, Mokoena draws links between the technical considerations of Renaissance painters, the Formalist era of abstract painting of the 20th century to South Africa’s experience of its past and its potentialities to represent imagery which sing his songs of dedication between movement and stillness.

Read Pebofatso’s Interview
Read about the residency Exhibition ‘Beasts of No Nation'
Read about Pebo’s solo show 'Inside Job' at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg
Read about Pebo’s residency experience in Tehran, Iran

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