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Meet Multi-disciplinary Artist Setlamorago Mashilo

 Meet Multi-disciplinary Artist Setlamorago Mashilo

Ponyane (Red-Billed Queela).


Setlamorago Mashilo is compelled by a sense of social conscience.

He employs the use of ‘dika le diema’ (Sepedi proverbs and idioms) into his multidisciplinary art practice, to translate the community’s oral histories into artistic interventions and installations.

Opulent and Starving.

Taking the baton from his earlier works, Mabu a u tswitsweBodulo and Landlords & Trespassers, Mashilo’s work oscillates around the ‘consequence’ of dwelling, building and thinking, often [re] interrogating and [re] articulating narratives that resonate individually and collectively about our sense of loss, nostalgia and inherited memories.

Sakeng la bophelo (motseng) Community of Life.

His work becomes a form of conversation about the values of our societies; how they are deeply encoded in our language and the objects that are derived from them and, ultimately, how that extrapolates into the communities we grow up in.

Roomys reality, Ice-cream reality.

While land is a dominant topic in South Africa’s conversations right now, it’s something that has featured – in different forms – in Mashilo’s work for years.

Flowers of the nation.

See more of his work here.

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