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1. Lebogang Mogul Mabusela, Pedals (our eyelashes must touch), 2020, watercolour and oil pastel on Fabriano paper, 50cm by 35cm, unframed.
Lebogang Mogul Mabusela is a multidisciplinary artist based in Johannesburg. In 2019 she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Wits School of Arts where she was awarded the Standard Bank Fine Arts Prize. Mabusela has participated in a number of group exhibitions at the Wits Art Museum, The Project Space, Turbine Art Fair and Latitudes Art Fair, Design Indaba in Cape Town as part of top the 50 Emerging Creatives class of 2020 and more recently she was a runner up recipient of the Young Womxn Studio Bursary sponsored by Sam Nhlengethwa and the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios.
2. Grace Cross, Twisted Mother, 2021, mixed media on paper, 50cm by 35cm, unframed.
Grace Cross graduated with an MFA at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2016 and holds a BFA from the Michaelis School of Art for which she was awarded the Judy Steiner painting prize in 2010. Cross’ transglobal upbringing across continents informs her material painting, video and fibre practice. She enacts symbols about home, belief structures and land; making shifting recipe's rooted in history, performative archaeology and African cosmology to reflect her cultural transmission across national boundaries.
Cross is a grant recipient from the University of Illinois in Chicago and the National Arts Council, South Africa. Cross is part of the feminist artist collective the Femme Gems and of the Chicago-based greenhouse art ecology project Uptool. Cross lives and works in Cape Town.
Drawing images through fibre and paint, that have been excavated in part from the past, she creates a present generative site. Her work conjures a deep history, bringing transformative cultural wisdoms and materials together to excavate and perforate the power of the symbol.
3. Swain Hoogervorst, Flowers in the Studio, 2021, oil bar and acrylic on brown card, 51cm by 38,5cm, unframed.
Swain Hoogervorst lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, exploring abstract botanicals via painting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Vega and was selected as a top 100 finalist in the L’atelier Competition in both 2013 and 2015. Hoogervorst has participated in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including the AVA Gallery in Cape Town (2014), Everard Read (2017, 2020)in South Africa and London, United Kingdom. His work can be found in private and public collections, including the Spier Arts Trust.
4. Unathi Mkonto, City Sketch 1, 2018, ink on paper, 72cm by 51cm, unframed.
Unathi Mkonto is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works Cape Town, South Africa. His spatial practice uses art to explore the conditions of the built environment – drawing on his disciplines as both a trained architect and fashion designer. His work is informed by mark-making and surfaces in using the city as a medium.
Kindly donated by the artists and Art Gazette, Cape Town, London.