Pebofatso Mokoena

Emerging from early practice in printmaking, Mokoena’s painting practice is

formally underscored by precise mark making and division of space, while exploring

ideas around micro and macro in scale of politics, emotions and environment.


Dealing with issues surrounding technology, family and communication and the

dynamic link and analogies between macro and micro environments, local and

global, cosmic and microbial, his works offer us a space for reflection, which are rare

and worth cherishing in the hyper-charged environment of contemporary South

Africa. Immediately resonant across cultures and social divides, Mokoena’s work

has received early recognition and support, both and internationally, with awards

and exhibitions in regions as disparate as Iran and USA, Zimbawe and Hong Kong,

as well as in South Africa.