This is the first in a series of three episodes relating to a collaboration between David Krut Projects and FORMS Gallery, founded and directed by Anthea Buys. This collaboration is made of of 3 FORMS Gallery artists working in the David Krut Workshop in Arts on Main, producing unique works on paper for a physical exhibition hosted in David Krut Projects, Johannesburg in May 2022.
In this episode, Britt Lawton interviews Lesotho-born artist Matty Monethi after her two week collaboration at our printmaking workshop. Matty reflects on her journey as an artist, her experience at the workshop and the influences and themes around her paintings.
Matty Monethi was born in Maseru, Lesotho and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She studied Fine Art at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town and continued her studies at the Wits School of Arts. Through painting, text and printmaking, she explores the human elements of space and memory. She uniquely captures the transient nature of time by letting her present circumstances and the relationship with her surroundings influence her work. Enamored by the qualities of collaboration, and ‘room to play and experiment,’ Matty has come to love the process of making prints and looks to expand in this discipline.