Rirhandzu Makhubele

My work deals with matters that I experience subconsciously and spontaneously. I relive my upbringing memories, trying to understand how one occurrence relates to the next, leading to the person I am today. I investigate how every decision I’ve made was pre-ordained and how I’m obliged to become the person I am in terms of culture, religion, and politics. Hence, I base my work on how my past, culture, religion, and politics affect me spirituality. I make my sculptures using the ceramic process. I use clay because of its relationship with the soil and nature. Biblically, humankind is made from clay. My Ceramics become living pieces when using clay, as each portrait is different from the next. The works’ individualism resembles emotional and spiritual experiences in everyday life. The portraits are extremely large and invite the viewer to experience what I felt as an artist and what I depict in the works. I use charcoal clay that becomes black when fired. I am very interested in the transition from clay form to solid form, which is why I chose ceramics as my art-making medium,

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    Smelling the cow dung
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