In the next installment of our viewing room programme, Kagiso Pat Mautloa will present new compelling work created during a residency that he took part in at the National School of the Arts this year. As part of the residency, Mautloa spent time at the school’s Art Gallery, making work and presenting workshops that elucidated on his creative process. Following this show, the works will be displayed at the National School of the Arts Gallery.
The new series is a vivid collection of drawings accompanied by sculptures that powerfully shift between abstraction, collage and ghostlike figuration. Much like Mautloa’s previous work, these drawings and objects take their departure from the artist strolls around the streets of his city. The result is a union of urban debris and internal reflection – an amalgamation of old fragments forming something novel and refreshing.
Recycler's Trolley (drawing) & Brazier Carrier (sculpture), 2012
Drawing: charcoal & ink on paper
Sculpture: found objects with gauze
Lunch Break (drawing) & Looking Tall (sculpture), 2012
Drawing: collage and mixed media on paper; Sculpture: founds objects, gauze
Drawing: 30 x ...
A Sorter (drawing) & Figure II (sculpture), 2012
Drawing: mixed media on paper
Sculpture: wooden found objects
Drawing: 55 x 44 cm
Sculpture: 72 ...
Music Sheet , 2012
Mixed media on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Relaxing , 2012
Collage and mixed media on paper
45 x 72 cm
Still Recycling Depot (painting) & Walking to the Recycling Depot (sculpture), 2012
Painting: mixed media on canvas
Sculpture: found objects
Untitled (red & blue swirls), 2012
Oil on canvas with handmade frame
102 x 102 cm
Wood and metal
42 x 35 cm
Installation picture [Kagiso Pat Mautloa / In the Viewing Room / 2012]