Colbert Mashile, ‘Lepai (Blanket)’, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Mixed media on paper, Strauss & Co
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Colbert Mashile

Lepai (Blanket)

Mixed media on paper
39 × 31 1/10 in
99 × 79 cm
.
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Strauss & Co
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Signed and dated 04; inscribed with the title on the reverse
Colbert Mashile
South African, b. 1972
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Colbert Mashile was born in 1972 in Bushbuckridge in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Mashile says, "I come from a place that is shrouded by powerful cultural norms and customs." These customs, such as the ritual of circumcision, informed his early work, and he sought refuge and healing through art. In his practice he explores the often problematic narratives of collective cultural determinants within these communities and issues such as home, power, language, the natural landscape and our affinity to animals.

Mashile comes from a family of teachers and was expected to join the family trend on completion of high school. While studying in Tshwane, he became curious about the art that he saw in gallery windows on the streets of the city. This led him to the Johannesburg Art Foundation and then to a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Colbert Mashile, ‘Lepai (Blanket)’, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Mixed media on paper, Strauss & Co
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Signed and dated 04; inscribed with the title on the reverse
Colbert Mashile
South African, b. 1972
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Colbert Mashile was born in 1972 in Bushbuckridge in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Mashile says, "I come from a place that is shrouded by powerful cultural norms and customs." These customs, such as the ritual of circumcision, informed his early work, and he sought refuge and healing through art. In his practice he explores the often problematic narratives of collective cultural determinants within these communities and issues such as home, power, language, the natural landscape and our affinity to animals.

Mashile comes from a family of teachers and was expected to join the family trend on completion of high school. While studying in Tshwane, he became curious about the art that he saw in gallery windows on the streets of the city. This led him to the Johannesburg Art Foundation and then to a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Colbert Mashile

Lepai (Blanket)

Mixed media on paper
39 × 31 1/10 in
99 × 79 cm
.
Bidding closed
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