Kabelo Kim Modise
Visual artist, painter and printmaker, Kabelo Kim Modise was born in Francistown in Botswana and was schooled and studied further there. He taught at schools in Botswana, and then spend four years at the Botswana National Museum & Art Gallery in Gaborone. When Kabelo moved to Namibia, he studied for a diploma in visual arts at the University of Namibia, and he's currently undertaking a Batchelor of Visual Arts(BVA) through the University of South Africa(UNISA). For the past ten years, he has been lecturing textile design and printmaking at the College of the Arts in Windhoek/ Namibia. Kabelo has always been inspired by Pop Art, and that influence is keenly felt in his works. Ever since he committed himself to his art, he's had numerous exhibitions and workshops in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and internationally. He participated in several residencies outside of Namibia and for many years helped to organise the Namibian Tulipamwe International Artist Workshop. Kabelo's signature works are his linocut prints. His style is quite unique as he bases his art online and rhythm. Hundreds of fine parallel lines resembling contour lines of a map reveal at closer observation objects and faces.