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Studio Visit with Muofhe Manavhela | FINESSE Exhibition

Studio visit with Muofhe Manavhela for ‘FINESSE’: an exhibition of works featuring Daniel ‘Pengrapher’ Oshundaro, Muofhe Manavhela, and Valerie Etitinwo.

FINESSE shows the works of artists hitting their stride in terms of the incredible skill and impressive detail that forms their artistic practice and process. From the conceptualization of their works to the execution, up until they are hung on the walls, these artists and their attention to every brushstroke is a testament not only to the success of the final piece but also to their budding careers.

Muofhe Manavhela (b. 2000), is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Johannesburg. She is studying at the University of the Witwatersrand for her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Inspired by artists like Lady Skollie and Andy Warhol, as well as her personal experience of a 21st century black womanhood, Muofhe depicts a more nuanced perspective of the daily experiences of African women.

She uses a variety of mediums, mainly paint, and printmaking, to communicate themes of sexuality, youth, freedom, pleasure, and the domesticity of women. Her work is simultaneously fun and honest.

Muofhe has participated in exhibitions such as “We are culture” at The Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2022, On the Edge, Kalashnikovv Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa 2022, Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022, Botho Project Space.

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