Mpho Cele

 ABSENCE & ABANDONMENT  , ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 121*mm 91*mm. 2013

ABSENCE & ABANDONMENT, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS,
121*mm 91*mm. 2013

ABSENCE & ABANDONMENT

This body of work acts as a simile which expresses the sociological and socio-economic structures of the lower class communities. Hence I have painted these waste materials in a landscape composition or rather as landscapes, to juxtapose the peoples living conditions with rubbish. The Waste material is symbolic to how fragile, unstable and unhygienic these living conditions are to the lower class. My works also aims at emphasizing the notion of using something and then throw it away after using it, as this is a trend amongst our political leaders who use people to vote for them and afterwards forget about them. These works also aim to illustrate the absence of change in lower class societies and the abandonment of the lower class people.

Exhibitions
2012 North – South, Jo’ Burg Student Exhibition Fringe NSA
Curated by Gordon Froud
2013 North- South, Jo’Burg Student Exhibition Fringe curated by Gordon Froud
2013 Mashumi Art Projects –
Group Exhibition @ Next door restaurant on Vilakazi str Orlando West.

Awards and experiences
2008 Worked at Ackerman’s @ The Glen as casual
2009 Certificate from Youth Empowerment Network
Directed by David Liknaitzky and Pinkie Barmet
2012 -Tried out for the Thami Mnyele Ekurhuleni art awards.
2012 – Painted a Portrait for Exxaro portrait project (Chenette Swanepoel)
2012 Painted a Mural at the Joburg Zoo Kids Educational centre(3rd year studends)

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