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Nathaniel Mokgosi, Riding the beast

Nathaniel Mokgosi Riding the beast , 2015

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Drawing : ballpoint pen, pen

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    27.6 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

  • Support

    Drawing on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Cape Town - South Africa

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    Artwork sold in perfect condition

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Nathaniel Mokgosi

South Africa Born in: 1946
The township of Newclare near Johannesburg was the birthplace of boycotts, civil turbulence and resistance artists like Vincent Baloyi, Lucas Seage, Fikile Magadledla and – our featured artist, Nathaniel Mokgosi (b. 1946).

After completing high school, Mokgosi played guitar (with legendary skill!) for ‘Ricky and the Diamonds’ – but decided the following year, to enroll at the Johannesburg’s Jubilee Art Centre where he studied under Bill Hart and Ezrom Legae, whose powerful animist iconography was adopted and reinterpreted by Mokgosi when he fused the animism Biblical themes, Greek mythology and African legends.

As with Julian Motau, Judith Mason‘s stylistic method of cross-hatching and strong lyricism of line is also visible in Nathaniel Mokgosi’s hand across paper. On the other hand, it was Bill Hart who imparted to Mokgosi just how powerfully expressive colour can be – whether in its infinite potential to create endless colour nuances, or the passionate play between light and dark contrasts.

As a proudly South African global citizen, Nathaniel Mokgosi has lived, worked and exhibited in both South Africa and abroad, but now resides permanently in Soweto, continuing to practice as a fine artist.
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Nathaniel Mokgosi, Riding the beast
Nathaniel Mokgosi, Riding the beast