South African artist, former NAC Council Member, David Koloane passes at the age of 81. One of his famous statement is the below:
David Koloane, artist’s statement
“My concern in sociopolitical matters and contributions to the furtherance of disadvantaged black South African artists during and after the apartheid era is evident. My work can be said to reflect the sociopolitical landscape of South Africa both past and present. The sociopolitical conditions created by the apartheid system of government have to a large extent transfixed the human condition as the axis around which my work evolves. The human figure has become the icon of creative expression”.
He passed on Sunday (30 June 2019) at his home in Johannesburg, his contributions were in part inspired by the turmoil that South Africa went through during apartheid and he used it as a weapon to spread political change. He may no longer be among us, but his contributions to the industry and our democracy will live forever in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace.