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Setlamorago Mashilo

South African 1987- 

Setlamorago Mashilo (b.1987 in Pretoria; lives and works between Limpopo & Johannesburg) 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, often interrogating people’s ideas around land/landlessness. Also essential to his practice is the use of everyday found material, cement and bronze to create work that resonates individually and collectively about our sense of loss, nostalgia and inherited memories.

The 50 pieces are part of a bigger installation of 500 maize I made back in 2013, the year 2013 marked over 500 years since maize was first imported into Africa. Moreover, the 1913 Natives Land Act was promulgated by the South African government a hundred years to that year.

“Made from my grandmother’s last harvest, - the work is 10 years old this year, - recipient of the PPC Fans choice Award 2013, - recipient of the Sylt & TAF Emerging artist Award 2014 - exhibited in Life & Land exhibition 2020 - a participant in the MTN Conversing the Land exhibition 2020.”

5 lots offered      60.00% sold      ZAR 62 143

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Setlamorago Mashilo; Land Grabs on the Rise
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 18 760
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Setlamorago Mashilo; Puno/Harvest
24 Oct 2022
Sold for ZAR 44 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Setlamorago Mashilo; Landscape with Road and Hills
13 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 25 795
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Setlamorago Mashilo; Land Grabs on the Rise
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Setlamorago Mashilo; Land Grabs on the Rise
23 Aug 2021