Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

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R 2 345
Lot 134
Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng; Hope for Better Days

Lot Estimate
R 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 2 345

About this Item

South African 21st Century
Hope for Better Days
signed, dated 2021 and numbered 1/5 in pencil in the margin
linocut and watercolour on paper
image size: 30,5 by 41,5cm; sheet size: 31,5 by 41,5cm, unframed

Notes

"My work speaks about the daily hustle that we face every day in our lives which hold us back from achieving a sense of greatness, achievement, and joy. In many ways, it explores many of the conversations I read about between the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop that touch on joy, what this is and how we get caught up in other things.  Life is like a game –we play and intend to win but often things don’t go according to plans. We face failure and challenges and are often forced to find new ways to overcome these. This is my understanding of the daily hustle; a process of planning and strategizing all the time to overcome obstacles and achieve happiness. To achieve joy in life, we must know that failure is part of it and accept that tomorrow we can do better." –Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng

Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng (aka I.N.I) is currently enrolled in the Senior Graduate Programme at Artist Proof Studio. Nkhumeleng works in watercolour, pen, collage, and printmaking. He is specialized in linocut, dry-point, etching, and colour monotype. While studying, Nkhumeleng volunteers as a teacher at St Martin High School through the ROOM 13 teaching programme. Nkhumeleng has so far held two successful exhibitions at ROOM 13 (2015 and 2016) and won a number of art awards and competitions. 

Provenance

Donated by the artist. Courtesy of Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg.


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