Description

Southern Guild

Like a toadstool, Le Kamoso springs up from the earth, its rounded forms and containing spaces conjured from the circular mud structures so prevalent in rural Southern Africa. This small ceramic side-table is a physical manifestation of a mythological storyline that the Atang Tshikare tells through his objects. His entire oeuvre is intertwined with an ongoing narrative that he writes with his wife, linguist Lexi Lekhanya-Tshikare, and which draws on their Sotho and Tswana cultures. Atang’s work springs from his fertile imagination and interest in African vernacular architecture, local landscapes, biomorphic forms and zoomorphic shapes. His collectible designs have evolved into sculptural furniture and functional art in a variety of materials including ceramics, fiberglass, wood and bronze.


DATE

2016

MATERIALS

Glazed stoneware clay

DIMENSIONS

33 x 33 x 33 cm

STYLE

Contemporary

 

HERITAGE

South Africa

$4,500

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