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Moshekwa Langa, ‘Untitled 1’, 2008, Strauss & Co
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Moshekwa Langa

Untitled 1, 2008

Mixed media on paper
55 1/10 × 39 2/5 in
140 × 100 cm
This is a unique work.
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Strauss & Co

"In Moshekwa Langa’s art, every inch of the picture plane is filled with what appears to be …

"In Moshekwa Langa’s art, every inch of the picture plane is filled with what appears to be islands in a deep blue sea, land masses, deltas seen from an aerial perspective and annotated with lists of names, ideas, a world of never-never lands."

Sue Williamson (2009) South African Art Now. New York: Collins …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed, inscribed with the artist's name and dated 2008 on the reverse
Moshekwa Langa
South African, b. 1975
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Rooted in his daily experiences and his upbringing in the remote town of Bakenberg, South Africa, Moshekwa Langa’s drawings, installations, sculptures, photographs, and videos reflect an anthropological approach to his own life and to his contemporary context. Through his work, he makes sense of himself and the world. His diverse output—including photographic portraits of the residents of Bakenberg; mixed-media drawings composed of text and image fragments; and installations of objects resonant with personal meaning—may be seen as a map of his emotions, memories, and experiences. As he describes: “For me it is interesting to work in that liminal space between losing consciousness of the real and falling into a fantastical wakefulness, of making sense of what is around me, and what I imagine [and] hope to be around me and what I wish to be away from me.”

Moshekwa Langa, ‘Untitled 1’, 2008, Strauss & Co
Moshekwa Langa, ‘Untitled 1’, 2008, Strauss & Co
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Strauss & Co

"In Moshekwa Langa’s art, every inch of the picture plane is filled with what appears to be …

"In Moshekwa Langa’s art, every inch of the picture plane is filled with what appears to be islands in a deep blue sea, land masses, deltas seen from an aerial perspective and annotated with lists of names, ideas, a world of never-never lands."

Sue Williamson (2009) South African Art Now. New York: Collins …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed, inscribed with the artist's name and dated 2008 on the reverse
Moshekwa Langa
South African, b. 1975
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Rooted in his daily experiences and his upbringing in the remote town of Bakenberg, South Africa, Moshekwa Langa’s drawings, installations, sculptures, photographs, and videos reflect an anthropological approach to his own life and to his contemporary context. Through his work, he makes sense of himself and the world. His diverse output—including photographic portraits of the residents of Bakenberg; mixed-media drawings composed of text and image fragments; and installations of objects resonant with personal meaning—may be seen as a map of his emotions, memories, and experiences. As he describes: “For me it is interesting to work in that liminal space between losing consciousness of the real and falling into a fantastical wakefulness, of making sense of what is around me, and what I imagine [and] hope to be around me and what I wish to be away from me.”

Moshekwa Langa

Untitled 1, 2008

Mixed media on paper
55 1/10 × 39 2/5 in
140 × 100 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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