Episode 1. On studying art and concept development
This is the first episode of a planned series focusing on South Africa’s Contemporary artist Philiswa Lila. Intraparadox spotlight picks up on her formative years as a visual artist practitioner (2005), closing off with the period where the artist was starting to gain some solid recognition which, roughly speaking, is around 2010s onwards .
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1. Philiswa Lila. Skin Disorder (2010). Oil on canvas, 120cm x 120cm, Artist Collection.
Figure 2. Philiswa Lila. Jazz (2014). Oil on vanish primed canvas, 55cm x 132cm, Artist Collection.
Figure 3. Philiswa Lila. Amazwi Alishumi (2019). Mixed media, 131cm x 67cm, ABSA Collection.
Figure 4. Philiswa Lila. At Birth (2020). Oil on canvas, 135cm X 93cm, available for purchase.
Figure 5. Philiswa Lila. Ukufutha, Oil on canvas, 135cm X 93cm, 2020, available for purchase.
+All images featured on this site have been used with permission of the artist and may not be re-used without consent of the artist. **Graphics for the blog post teaser poster is property of Mmutle Arthur Kgokong.
++The audio version of this interview, encountered in version Irie Ambient20XXIeD.1 remains the property of Mmutle Arthur Kgokong except where his name appears alongside that of a featured artist or artists.
* The sound-clip playing at the beginning of this interview’s soundtrack is sampled from a song titled Nomaphupho by the psychedelically-inspiring artist Sibusile Xaba. Nomaphupho is part of an exposition grouped under the album name Open Letter to Adoniah (2016). Herein it is used with permission by the artist.
To reference this text & audio documentation please cite:
Kgokong, M.A. 2021. Intraparadox, Interview with Philiswa Lila: Episode 1. On studying art and concept development. Mmutleak.com-Intraparadox. https://mmutleak.com/2021/04/02/intraparadox-interview-with-philiswa-lila/