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Lesego Motsiri

Lesego Motsiri lives and practices in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Free State in 2018. He specializes in digital art, photography and video art. In 2020, Motsiri’s work was selected for the Art Bank of South Africa for the TIRO YA DIATLA exhibition; and he was also selected as one of the top 13 finalists of WHAT’S THE STORY?, an international photography contest by The Budapest Diary Creative Space. In the same year he had two online exhibitions named Intangible, Augmentation (3D virtual exhibition) and Level One (wed-page exhibition), for the Vrystaat Kunstefees. In 2016, he took part in the District Six 50 th Commemoration Print Exchange hosted by the District Six Art Museum, Cape Town; as well as making it to the semi-finals of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. In addition, Motsiri had a solo exhibition at the Central University of Technology Art Gallery, Bloemfontein, titled The_ Black_Season_17 in 2017. The same collection of artworks was used in collaboration with Motlatsi Moeketsi Khotle (choreographer) for a two hour theatre dance production titled Black Season_17, which premiered at the Ernest Oppenheimer Theatre, Bloemfontein, in 2017 and 2018. Lesego Motsiri is a member of the Free State Art Collective and has taken part in national exhibitions Betwixt & Between, an online exhibition LOCKDOWN, A viral art experiment by the Free State Art Collective and the Free State Art Collective exhibition at Gallery 2 in 2021. Motsiri’s work now forms part of the National Art Bank collection and has been bought by collectors around the country.

Lesego Motsiri’s photographic prints/digital artworks are a combination of a fascination with sacred geometry, layered with practical technological applications. In the past 4 years, Motsiri has been researching ideas concerning perspectives on the unity which exists naturally within the universe. In other words, Motsiri delved deep into understanding the concepts of matter and existence. This led him to finding knowledge about sacred geometry. Fixated on the ideas of how all things that exist are created, his attention grew towards the Fibonacci golden spiral. A new body of work emerged which shed light on the theory: because we have all been created in the same geometric form, we are all one. Moreover, having specialized in new media and printmaking, Motsiri noted that technology will be at the forefront of the Arts in the near future. And so, he drew his attention to learning and understanding digital image making software; as a means of remaining contemporary and relevant to our current times. Lesego Motsiri’s artworks are personal, drawn from his day-to-day experiences and his understanding of the world around him. They are a reflection of his ideas, beliefs and values. With his practice he aims to educate the general public about esoteric topics and higher academic knowledge.

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Lesego Motsiri; Nobility is her name (Mother)
24 Oct 2022