Khotso Motsoeneng began collaborating with David Krut Projects and the David Krut Workshop in April 2022, when he spent a couple of weeks on a short residency creating unique works on paper with printer Sarah Judge. This residency was part of a larger collaboration project with FORMS Gallery and the founder Anthea Buys, culminating in a 3-person show at David Krut Gallery along with Matty Monethi and Adrian Fortuin, titled Parallel Process.
Khotso Motsoeneng (b. 1993, Free State) is a self-taught painter and printmaker whose training in photography developed his keen eye for colour and form. Motsoeneng’s practice seeks out an abstract formal language which brings together his keen observation of nature and intuitive perspectives on the relationship between different colours and emotions. He is particularly inspired by woodgrain as a trace of of natural processes, and looks to plant life as a metaphor for human experience. Motsoeneng’s brightly coloured canvases are also sites of emotional exploration, and participate in a complex symbolic system in which colour and emotion are intertwined. His work has been included in several group shows in South Africa, most recently at the 2021 Turbine Art Fair, and is represented in international and local private collections. A past finalist for the prestigious Cassirer Welz Award (2019), Motsoeneng is a resident artist at August House studios in Johannesburg.