Untitled I

Ink on ceramic
140 x 110 x 110 mm

About the artwork

Inspired by the distinctive style and unconventional materials of Dumile Feni’s work, Letswalo created the Un-Titled Series, pit-firing the ceramic and using patina to glaze it. The result is the head of a young man, emanating quiet power and wisdom. The pieces in Letswalo’s Un-Titled Series “represent a unique fusion of traditional and contemporary techniques, while paying homage to artistic influences that inspired me throughout my career”.

Sello Letswalo

Sello Letswalo is a multimedia artist, who mainly works on different found materials like steel and the Machangani bag (Chinese bag) as his primary means to explore his personal narratives. He studied at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and graduated in 2017 with a B-Tech in fine and Applied arts. He completed the Pretoria Art Museum Curatorship Program and acted as facilitator for the Tshwane Bauhaus art programme and Graphika Workshop Series.
Letswalo participated in various group and solo exhibitionsand is currently a practicing artist working from his backyard studio in Alexandra Township.