Abstract Expressions  |  Rhetorical Exhibition Opening and Walkabout

Abstract Expressions | Rhetorical Exhibition Opening and Walkabout

Boitumelo Gaotlaelwe
Mamorena Malakoane
Pule Ratsoma


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Rhetorical finds a new morph in the visual arts. Three artists form three different backgrounds with a common interest in abstract art come together in a display of a body of work. The body of work brings to life the confrontations that each artist faces in the acceptance of their personal past and the effects it has on them in the present day.

Issues of personal identity are explored by unpacking family history and its effects on the identity of the individual. In the present time Boitumelo Gaotlaelwe, Mamorena Malakoane and Pule Ratsoma also find themselves layered with questions, of how the world around them plays a role in a reality of them becoming who they are in the aftermath of confronting a past in an ongoing present time, that can be both forgiving and unforgiving of patience and understanding of the discovery of identity.

The exploitation of mark making and colour of expression asks the viewer to assist the Artists to seek answers to questions that the Artists find to be rhetorical in their world but yet struggle to either find true meaning in them or accept the obvious answers.

The body of work mirrors the layering of this journey of answers. Click image to view catalogue below.