NALEDI TSHEGOFATSO MODUPI, SOUTH AFRICAN.
Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi is a multi-dimensional visual artist known for her versatility and her ability to seamlessly manoeuvre between digital art territories and traditional art mediums at a seasoned level. Her work is consistent in the use of bold and vibrant colours, featuring a striking use of linework.
Her work is mainly portraiture and the style developed can be best described as reductive or semi-abstract portraiture. She conveys individuality and personality to her subject as she uses basic shapes and colors. Her work authenticates itself through through the use beautiful array of colours, shapes and patterns.
Her work is heavily inspired by the beauty of blackness and characteristics associated with black people. Through it she aims to inspire confidence and awaken hope in those who are able to find their reflections in her pieces, just as she sees her work as a reflection of the faces surrounding her. Her work focuses on the representation of Black people as the joyful, bold and beautiful people, whilst contributing to the shift from the 'black struggle' narrative.
As a darker skinned black woman, she uses her identity and experiences as the central theme to her work. She explores this theme to create sustained conversations about black people, mainly black women in society- in a direction that emphasises and celebrates their differing and empowering stories.