Gina van der Ploeg
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Blues, blues 2019
Archival inkjet image on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
29.7 x 42cm
Amogelang Maepa was born in 1995 April 30th in Mabopane (Gauteng), she first studied art in 2009 at Die Hoerskool Langenhoven, she matriculated in 2013 and furthered her studies in the arts at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2014. Amogelang majored in Ceramics and Printmaking during her studies at the University, in Pretoria, and graduated in the year 2017 with a national diploma certificate. Maepa focuses mainly on creating sculptures. Each artwork is accompanied by a short poem to help the audience understand the work better.
“I am the storm, you are some strange intention, all I hear is violence and violins, tears-spilt milk I did this for you, breathe out to me, breathe it into me, breath through me, writing in blood on my walls again.”