Lebogang Motaung has a BTech in Fine Arts, printmaking major from the Vaal University of Technology, this young lady from the Vaal Sebokeng has established herself as a fine artist. Following was a certificate of excellence in printmaking at Artist Proof Studios (2015) in Johannesburg Lebohang Motaung’s art career took an accelerative turn through local and international opportunities that came her way. In 2015 Lebohang took up a four-month residency at The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA where she learned advanced intaglio techniques and contributed as an assistant teacher to The School’s programme. In 2018, she took up an 8 month residency at The Project Space and was fortunate enough to also have had the legendary late Benon Lutaaya as her mentor. Her exposure to established artist mentorship both locally and abroad have contributed to her very unique artistic style. She champions identity preservation of women in the politics of hair, through her unique medium of synthetic hair. Lebohang’s work calls for women to remain unchanged and unshaken by the judgement of how they wear their hair. As a black woman herself she is informed by her own experiences with her hair; navigating the politics of black hair by observing tradition, bond, conversation and pressures which she herself has had to deal with. Her work however does not exude struggle but youthful playfulness, beauty and confidence of her subjects.
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