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About the Exhibition
Interested in origins, Thebe Phetogo (b. 1993) weaves between figurative painting (in conversation with the physics concept of the ‘blackbody’) and abstracted landscape painting (in conversation with Setswana geography, origin myths and knowledge systems). “Each of us ‘makes’ the world. In other words, it is our positionality that allows us to imagine each of our own immediate worlds. In my work I endeavour to make visible the specific ‘world-version’ I carry visible.”
Thebe holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (2017) and Masters in Fine Art (2019) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. He was a 2019 Cassirer Welz Award finalist and has participated in several exhibitions in Botswana and South Africa.