Chappies V – Mncedi Madolo – 2020

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Chappies V – Mncedi Madolo – 2020

Mncedi Madolo lives and works in Johannesburg. Living in the city brought him closer to the realities of urban life. Madolo found
himself surrounded by people making a living within the constraints of a lower
middle-class existence. At the same time he also noticed the severity of the
onslaught by print and advertising media selling a dream to these people.

This presented interesting paradoxes and he started implementing elements of
this in his work. Magazine covers celebrating “black is beautiful” and flyers
advertising fast solutions to personal problems are presented with cartoon
sketches mocking the status quo while familiar brands loom in the background.
Many of the materials and images used in the paintings are collected from the
street and present itself as a complex layering of stories.

Lot #22324

Item condition: New

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Chappies V – Mncedi Madolo – 2020

Estimated Value: $3200

In 2014 he obtained a National Diploma in Fine Arts at the Walter Sisulu University
majoring in painting and in 2017 he moved to Johannesburg where he embarked on
a career as a full-time artist.

Madolo is also a skillful illustrator who freelances as a cartoon artist for major
national newspapers.


Terms and Conditions

  • Winner will pay for shipping
  • Mixed medium on canvas
  • Size: 79.8x 47.24 inches


Lot #22324

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