Blain/Southern London opens exhibition of paintings and collages by Moshekwa Langa

Moshekwa Langa is known for a practice that manifests in virtually every medium. He brings his freewheeling process of loose association to Blain|Southern London this summer, in an exhibition that focusses on his painting and collage. The work here is largely informed by questions around belonging and the artist’s own identity. He has been living in Amsterdam since 1997, having grown up in the homeland of Kwa_Ndebele, a semi-independent country in South Africa, which was set aside for black inhabitants during apartheid. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, however, Langa boarded at a Steiner school near Pretoria with a diverse racial mix of international students. Upon leaving he began to develop a distinctive artistic voice that referenced his contradictory social experiences and distilled the preconceived expectations of him as a black South African artist. His early-career assemblages comprised materials at his immedia

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