Dimakatso Mathopa

Dimakatso Mathopa
8 November 2021 LouT
© Dimakatso Mathopa / Afronova gallery

Dimakatso Mathopa

Afronova

 

Born in Mpumalanga in 1995, Dimakatso Mathopa now lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Intrigued by printmaking techniques, the artist uses cyanotype to transform and curate her own images. An “archaic” aesthetic enabling her to question the importance of the colonial gaze as well as the representation of black women in art and history. Photographing herself in this “colonial space”, the printmaker plays with time and invite her peers to reclaim their own narratives. She is currently developing her committed body of work in the Bag Factory residency, in Johannesburg.

© Dimakatso Mathopa / Afronova gallery
© Dimakatso Mathopa / Afronova gallery