Artist, writer, arts administrator and curator David Koloane has established a reputation both locally and internationally. His paintings and graphics have been featured in major collections and exhibitions worldwide. His work reflects the socio-political landscape of South Africa both past and present. The conditions created by the apartheid system have, to a large extent, transfixed the human condition as the axis around which his oeuvre revolves.
Fellow artist and novelist Veronique Tadjo is from Ivory Coast but has made Johannesburg her temporary home. She is the author of many acclaimed works of fiction for adults and children and has woven the strands of thought and theme in Koloane’s work into an atmospheric text.
Koloane’s voice comes through in short discussions and musings on individual works, here documented in beautiful colour reproductions.