Mmabatho Grace Mokalapa

Studio Artist: 
Present

Mokalapa attended Mondeor Primary School in 1999 where at that stage she developed a love for drawing and painting. In 2008 she attended Hoërskool die Fakkel, South of Johannesburg, where she realsed my talent for making art. She participated in Outstedfords and received student achiever awards in 2008, 2009, and 2010. It was at that stage that she furthered her career as an artist by enrolling in Fine Arts at the University of Witwatersrand in 2011, graduating in 2015 with a BA degree in Fine Arts.

She is currently working independently as an artist at the Assemblage Studios, as one of three studio bursary artist who are set to culminate their year-long stay with a collaborative exhibition.

Mokalapa's art practice is focussed on the subjective sublime experience(s) of physical space. She is particularly interested in spacial voids, voids that are depersonal, infinite but also transcendental. These spacial voids affect the viewer’s sense of perception and sense of self, in that they affect their psychological, aesthetic and physical relations, whilst simultaneously intercepting between reality and fictional space. This then places the viewer between two worlds/ spaces, confronting themselves against space and time.

Her interests lie in the culmination of art in astronomy, philosophy and architecture, in which she is constantly considering the subject as less of a spectator and more as a participant. This allows their experience to propel the work further. She engage's her practice through the medium of printmaking, some video art and sound, combined into installations.

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