Title: Joburg, Sandringham
Medium: Twelve colour lithograph
Paper size: 34.8 x 46.4 cm
Image size: 29 x 40.5
Edition size: 35
Phalane draws with intensity and focus, manipulating existing maps into something of his own and thereby claiming ownership of the spaces to which he was denied access without permission for most of his life. He immerses himself in the drawing process, often working throughout the night, working pencil into the paper until it gets a glossy surface. Phalane draws starting at the road. The road is the armature and everything grows from there outwards. His colour choices are vibrant and as intense as his focus. For these two prints, he chose to focus on Johannesburg. Phalane has an encyclopaedic knowledge of roads, maps and South African and British history..