Lawrence Lemaoana Monotypes

In February 2011 Lemaoana visited the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) at Arts on Main to work on a series of ten monotypes. The artist collaborated with printers Jillian Ross and Mlungisi Kongisa. A small selection of these works are on display at the David Krut Bookstore at 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. For enquiries regarding these work please contact the gallery on either[email protected] or (011) 447 0627.

Lemaoana’s inspiration is usually people, and often his own experiences. He elaborates, “Mostly interpretations or misinterpretations of everyday life. The condition of our country at the moment is at the top of my agenda. Also religion, especially the catholic faith.” Elements of these interests can be seen running through the ten monotypes, as well as a sly humour that often permeates the artist’s mork.

Below are DKW Arts on Main studio shots of the artist, the printers and the source material from which the monotypes were constructed.

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