FINE ART

Abstract Peaces (2015)

Mental illness in black communities is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed or completely ignored. 'Abstract Peaces' is a visual diary of a subject at different stages of their depression and anxiety. Depression isn't all doom and gloom, it's an opportunity to face oneself and this work is a result of going to places you hate the most about yourself and finding beauty.

Barongwa (2016)

Who are you? Where are you from? Where are you going? What is your purpose? To know yourself, to really know yourself, is to know the very fabric of the universe, to walk between the pages that scribe the secrets of creation and existence. That knowledge is passed down by those who came before and after us, those who watch over us. They are neither man, nor are they God. They are neither here, nor there. They are the guardians, or as we know them Barongwa.

Broken Things (2015)

One can never truly love or appreciate anything before they learn to love themselves. The following series follows two characters that learn to love each other through embracing their own flaws

Be glad U R Free (2017)

In 2017 Tsoku Maela took on his first residency project with Amplify Studios, Cape Town, where he created a body of work that took on a contemporary look at the concept of freedom. Unlike his previous works the series does not deliver a fluid narrative, but offers topical imagery in a politically charged visual language to understand a non-political freedom - that of the mind.

MaWatle (2017)

The current refuses no channel