An artist a day: Mokgabudi Amos Letsoalo

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To showcase and pay homage to insane talent, I've decided to do an art series. Every day for the next 10 days, I will be sharing 2 of my favorite art works by a specific artist accompanied by a short artist bio. The intention is not to review these works but rather to experience them. I hope these pieces will move you, challenge you, rebuke you and soothe you as they have done to me.

Day 3: Born in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Amos Letsoalo is an artist who describes himself as “appropriating indigenous vocabulary, in imagery……” His work is very close to my heart because it represents the earliest form of what I knew to be art. These type of drawings that are inspired by African folkore, artifacts and lifestyle remind me of my childhood and inspire feeling of security, wonder and imagination.

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