>IN< this edition of Intraparadox, I catch-up with the artist Maria Masha. Based in Mamelodi, Masha established WhoArt, a developmental organization which runs a project that focus on the teaching of the visual arts to youth. Our conversation touches on the moment when she starts to focus on her own art practice. She submitting work to the Gauteng Popup Gallery Exhibition held at Newtown Junction Mall in 2021. Amongst other vistas that our conversation splinters into, we talk about art patronage and her family, the support system she established in Mamelodi as an artist through WhoArt when she ran her developmental project and her subsequent acceptance to The Arts Accelerator Programme run by The South African Creative Industries Incubator.
© Mmutle Arthur Kgokong, 2022
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*All images, including the teaser poster image in this blogpost, were taken by Nhlanhla Mkhwebane, founder of Pixel Art Studio.
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List of illustrations
Figure 1. Maria Masha. At The Studio (2020). Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 84 x 59 cm.
Figure 2. Maria Masha. Butterfly Class (2020). Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 60 x 74 cm.
Figure 3. Maria Masha. Dinonyane (2020). Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 84 x 59 cm.
Figure 4. Maria Masha. GaBoshomane (2021). Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 84 x 59 cm.
To reference this audio documentation please cite:
Kgokong, M.A. 2021. Intraparadox, An Interview with Maria Masha, Cyclic Hamornics. 24 March 2022, Dun3s&IrieAmbientMIX. Mmutleak.com-Intraparadox.