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The Forest, To Be Titled, Hezekiel

Moshekwa Langa | New York

Oto Gillen Oto Gillen


250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281

This artwork is not open to the public

About the work

Moshekwa Langa’s large-scale works on paper are central to his project. Often dreamlike in appearance, they result from a meditative process of layering and experimental mark making. Poetic and sentimental, Langa’s work seeks to create visualizations of events and feelings not translatable to language while grappling with the slippery qualities of meaning.

The Forest, 2018/2021; To Be Titled, Hezekiel, 2020/2021
Mixed media on paper
Each piece: 58 3/4 x 43 x 2 1/4 inches (149.2 x 109.2 x 5.7 cm) framed

About Moshekwa Langa

Moshekwa Langa (b. 1975, Bakenberg, South Africa) works across drawing, installation, video, and photography. Influenced by his upbringing in rural, apartheid-era South Africa, Langa actively maps his own autobiography in his work, using significant people, events, and places in his life as a foundation to reflect on physical and psychological borders. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2011); Modern Art Oxford, United Kingdom (2007); The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1999); among others. His work has been included in numerous international biennials including the 10th Berlin Biennale, Germany (2018); the 13th Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2018); and the 50th and 53rd editions of the Venice Biennale, Italy (2003 and 2009).