Amogelang Maepa
Born 1995 in Gauteng, South Africa
Lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa
Amogelang Maepa is a ceramist and visual storyteller from Mabopane. Maepa majored in Ceramics and Printmaking during her studies at Tshwane University of Technology and graduated in 2017 with a National Diploma certificate.   ‘I work with clay, which I dig up from a river close to my studio. Through the experimentation of clay, I have developed a natural language and relationship with the medium, which has now become instinctual and ritualistic in my everyday experiences,’ she explains. ‘My sculptures are fused with poetry, which demonstrates my personal experiences – they portray the more intimate and honest parts of myself. The poems are there to ignite a connection with the audience and at the same time to spike a conversation. Being honest in my poetry helps me to define my artworks and their forms.’
Amogelang Maepa, Maniac and the Monk, 2019, Ceramic, 28 x 25 cm | 31 x 30 cm | 30 x 37cm. Courtesy of Berman Contemporary.

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