Project Description

Ofentse Seshabela

Born in Pretoria in 1995, Ofentse grew up between Pretoria, Johannesburg and Krugersdorp. Currently in the process of completing his visual arts degree at the University of Johannesburg, Ofentse has taken a year off from his studies to work independently from his own studio, having previously worked at Joburg’s August House. He has participated on a number of prominent group exhibitions, including the recent ‘Talking to Deaf Ears’ at the Absa Art Gallery. He is currently part of the Assemblage Studio’s ‘Emerging Artists Programme’ and will be presenting work at this year’s Turbine Art Fair in July.

Largely politically motivated, his work explores collage, painting and drawing to articulate concepts of both global and local politics. He recalls listening to his uncles discussing politics as he grew up and recognizes the importance of continuing the conversation in contemporary discourse and sees art as one way of making these conversations more accessible.

Ofentse Seshabela
Ofentse Seshabela We look the same 2019 Mixed media 64 x 64 cm

We look the same
2019
Mixed media
64 x 64 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Di corneng 2019 Mixed media 64 x 64 cm

Di corneng
2019
Mixed media
64 x 64 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Shop to Live 2019 Mixed media 64 x 64 cm

Shop to Live
2019
Mixed media
64 x 64 cm

Ofentse Seshabela A familiar sight 2019 Mixed media 64 x 64 cm

A familiar sight
2019
Mixed media
64 x 64 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Billboard Icons 2019 Mixed media 52 x 48 cm

Billboard Icons
2019
Mixed media
52 x 48 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Wat Soek Jy Op My Land II 2019 Mixed media 58 x 42 cm

WAT SOEK JY OP MY LAND II
2019
Mixed media
58 x 42 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Peace 2019 Mixed media 84 x 64 cm

PEACE
2019
Mixed media
84 x 64 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Lord Lord Lord Lord 2020 Mixed media 81 x 63 cm

Lord Lord Lord Lord
2020
Mixed media
81 x 63 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Asina Mali 2019 Mixed media 62 x 84 cm

Asina Mali
2019
Mixed media
62 x 84 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Not for Sale 2019 Mixed media 84 x 63 cm

Not for Sale
2019
Mixed media
84 x 63 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Operation Globalisation 2019 Mixed media 160 x 127 cm

Operation Globalisation
2019
Mixed media
160 x 127 cm
SOLD

Ofentse Seshabela Prosecute State Capture Culprits 2019 Mixed media 127 x 90 cm

PROSECUTESTATECAPTURECULPRITS
2019
Mixed media
127 x 90 cm

Ofentse Seshabela I will always have em strapped on my back 2019 Mixed media 127 x 85 cm

will always have em strapped on my back
2019
Mixed media
127 x 85 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Lordz 2019 Mixed media 127 x 87 cm

LORDZ
2019
Mixed media
127 x 87 cm

Ofentse Seshabela So are the days of our lives 2017 Smoke, acrylic and Mixed media on paper 156 x 105 cm

Ofentse Seshabela
So are the days of our lives
2017
Smoke, acrylic and Mixed media on paper
156 x 105 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Zabalaza Wena 2017 Smoke and acrylic on Fabriano 156 x 105 cm

Ofentse Seshabela
Zabalaza Wena
2017
Smoke and acrylic on brown
paper
156 x 105 cm

Ofentse Seshabela Ek skiet n bobojaan 2017 Smoke, acrylic and mixed medium on Fabriano 140 x 100 cm

Ofentse Seshabela
Ek skiet ‘n bobojaan
2017
Smoke, acrylic and mixed medium on Fabriano
140 x 100 cm

Ofentse Seshabela If it’s not abo Gata (In Remembrance of 1976) 2017 Smoke and acrylic on fabriano 140 x 100 cm

Ofentse Seshabela
If it’s not abo Gata (In Remembrance of 1976)
2017
Smoke, acrylic and Mixed media on fabriano
140 x 100 cm
SOLD

Ofentse Seshabela Bloody hell junk history 2017 Smoke, Collage and acrylic on Fabriano 156 x 105 cm

Ofentse Seshabela
Bloody History. Hell. Junk history
2017
Smoke and acrylic and Collage on brown
paper
156 x 105 cm