DAVID KRUT PODCAST | INTERNAL PROBES | PEBOFATSO MOKOENA IN CONVERSATION WITH BRITT LAWTON | Listening time 18 min
In this podcast episode, artist Pebofatso Mokoena and David Krut Podcast host Britt Lawton are in conversation about Mokoena’s first solo exhibition at the David Krut Gallery in Johannesburg titled ‘Internal Probes’ (27 February – 4 April 2020). Listening Time | 18 min
Pebofatso Mokoena first collaborated with the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) in the production of a hard-ground etching titled ‘Statistical Weaknesses’ in 2018. The collaboration built on the relationship Mokoena established as an intern at David Krut Projects (DKP) in 2016. In 2019, he was commissioned among four other artists to do a multi-colour silkscreen print for LATITUDES Art Fair as part of their VIP Package. The resulting print ‘¾ Progress on the Edge of Play‘ was completed in collaboration with printer Roxy Kaczmarek from DKW and displayed prominently at LATITUDES.
Mokoena’s body of work in ‘Internal Probes‘ mimics the mental experience of urban environments and modes of movement that are seemingly unstable, and the associated, unavoidable sense of claustrophobia and confusion. Density is a key formal feature of this body of work, and is visually achieved by both abstract and figurative elements, as well as technical decisions relating to colour and medium. Pebofatso opens up about the themes behind his latest body of work and the process whereby he translates them into works on paper. He also elaborates on his conceptual interests, issues of overpopulation, the effects of density on infrastructure and transport and the influence of skill-sharing and collaboration. Find Internal Probes on Artsy.
Repetitions, 2020. 75,8 x 53,2cm Bad Ideas, 2020. 77 x 55,5cm A Testimonial Football, 2020. 71,1 x 55,7cm
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