Intraparadox, An Interview with Sello Letswalo, O’ Foreman

Intraparadox, Interview with Sello Letswalo, O’ Foreman, 13 August 2021.Dun3s&IrieAmbientMIX

In this interception, I have a conversation with Sello Letswalo following his recent pop-up exhibition, O’ Foreman, at Trent Gallery, in Tshwane. The artist asserts that in that exhibition, he was preoccupied with Totems as forms of identity, their connection to our lineage and, to a certain extent, our customs. Our conversation also takes a sweep at the processess involved in the production of the body of work that was featured in O’ Foreman.

Featured Work

Figure 1. Sello Letswalo. MoRussia II (2021). Mixed Media on steel Drum lid 60 cm Radius without Steel frame
Figure 2. Sello Letswalo. Nolo ‘a twist on darkness (2021). Mixed Media on steel.
Figure 3. Sello Letswalo Mma Dikgomo (The Mother of the cattle) 2021. Mixed Media on steel
Figure 4. Sello Letswalo Fariki (Pig) 2021 Mixed media on treated aluminum steel.
Figure 5. Sello Letswalo. Mma Kgomo le Pula (The Mother of the cow and the rain) 2021. Mixed Media on steel.


Ditebogo tse di tsenelletseng:

I would like to thank Morena Sello Letswalo for creating a space for us to have a conversation about his exhibition and his artistic production processes. Selah

List of figures:

Figure 1. Sello Letswalo. MoRussia II (2021). Mixed Media on steel Drum lid 60 cm Radius without Steel frame

Figure 2. Sello Letswalo. Nolo ‘a twist on darkness (2021). Mixed Media on steel.

Figure 3. Sello Letswalo. Mma Dikgomo (The Mother of the cattle) 2021. Mixed Media on steel

Figure 4. Sello Letswalo. Fariki (Pig) 2021 Mixed media on treated aluminum steel.

Figure 5. Sello Letswalo. Mma Kgomo le Pula (The Mother of the cow and the rain) 2021. Mixed Media on steel. This work was purchased during the show.

Reference credits:

+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.

++The audio version of this interview, encountered in version Dun3s&IrieAmbientMIX remains the property of Mmutle Arthur Kgokong except where his name appears alongside that of a featured artist or artists.

*Original portrait photo of Sello Letswalo by Khotso Jonas Motsoeneng


To reference this text & audio documentation please cite:

Kgokong, M.A. 2021.  Intraparadox, An Interview with Sello Letswalo, O’ Foreman 13 August 2021.Dun3s&IrieAmbientMIX . Mmutleak.com-Intraparadox. https://mmutleak.com/2021/08/26/intraparadox-an-interview-with-sello-letswalo-o-foreman/(opens in a new tab)


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