Gina van der Ploeg
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Diphiri (Grave Diggers), 2019
Archival inkjet image on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
29.7 x 42cm
Thabo Pitso was born in 1982 in the small township of Itsoseng near Lichtenburg, North West Province, South Africa. He discovered his love of art from an early age. In 2007, he decided to study Fine Art at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he obtained his B-Tech in 2010. Pitso’s work is very personal, abstract, and is mostly about social conditions in everyday life. Through metaphors, he tries to de-construct the social and personal meaning of objects. Pitso also explores the role of different forms of propaganda in society – how social conditioning affects the way we are living. This he does by juxtaposing images and objects that have functional and dysfunctional relations to each other. His minimalist approach to art is neither about nationality, cultural- or social group, but about individuality.