It is with sadness that we mark the passing of David Koloane, one of South Africa’s great artists, educators and curators.
While we prepare a fuller tribute, here are some highlights from our archive:
Kathryn Smith wrote about his inner city aesthetics. She considers Koloane’s boisterous and vivid pastels. (You’ll need to scroll down a bit to find the article)
Sean O’Toole’s brief biography of Koloane. It’s a little outdated, but there are some fantastic quotes about and from Koloane
Brenton Maart considered his complex relationship with modernism and post-colonialism in a review of his 2003 ‘Rituals’.
More recently, Khanya Mashabela draws a line from Koloane to contemporary figurative expressionists Misheck Masamvu and Portia Zvavahera