The topic for this series of work is “conceal and reveal”
I interpreted this as a sense of self and past traumas
Growing up as a black child in racist areas used to instil fear in me, the thought of how I couldn’t run away from my own skin sank deep into my subconscious, in 5th grade I was held back by a racist teacher in a racist school even though I qualified to progress. That event stuck with me till this very day and how I’ve expressed these pains in my work, is that I’ve distorted texts and images to represent the pain that resides within and poetry to give the work a “soul”. The images that I’ve used are from different photographs. The work also holds a modern day type of art, which is digital. My vision for my work is for people to interpret it how ever they feel
Tshepang Diphaha, is a student at the National school of the Arts. He’s a practicing artist in hopes to be a household name and to inspire many others like him, he is skilled in acting, art and design. Despite all the ups and downs he has went through he gets back up and keeps going. His burning passion for to be an artist keeps him going and adding life into every challenge he faces.