Title: Shopping Woman
Medium: Eleven colour lithograph
Paper size: 56.5 x 76 cm
Image size: 69 x 49 cm
Edition size: 50
Kagiso Patrick Mautloa studies the street life around him working from his studio at the Bag Factory (Fordsburg Artists Studios) in downtown Johannesburg. The women roasting mielies over charcoal-fired tin braziers on street corners, the wholesalers and hawkers selling cheap imports from Asia and the street traders who eke out a living with a few items on a small board near the busy intersections. These are the people who influence the life and work of Kagiso Patrick Mautloa.
In the Shopping Women Series, Mautloa has captured the feeling of moving through these streets, of making do with what is available, and the feeling of being swamped by the hustle and bustle of the big city. Working with figurative elements, abstract textures and multiple colour overlays, the work maximises the potential of lithography. Mautloa has made innovative use of drawing materials for these prints, using found objects as stencils through which to spray tusche and toner.