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About ATANG TSHIKARE

Atang Tshikare is a Cape Town based, self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His practice has evolved over twenty years from street art and drawings, to limited-edition collectible design at the intersection of sculptural furniture and functional art, moving more recently to fine art sculpture.

His voice resonates with a visionary African identity that embraces a global contemporary art language.

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Snippets of details. Sediba Boteng has 23 individual pieces made with soil, copper and crystals. Each is handmade with rough and smooth textures adorning the surfaces of each piece. The complexity is simply vibrant…

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Today is the last day to see the “Pula e ya na” show at @everard_read_cape_town_ . I’m standing here with my father talking about art and the journey it takes. As an artist he has a vastly different perspective on appreciation and approach since he was more well known in the late 70’s to early 90’s for his work as a cartoonist, poet, saxophonist and writer. I’m immensely grateful that he came to see my work and appreciates the journey & support I’ve had. His mission was way harder than mine so all I could want is for him to enjoy my success.

I give thanks for all the melanated artists like him who came before me. Their hard work and sacrifice paved the way, that’s why Today is a good day. .
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SEDIBA BOTEBONG, 2024
M1, MARBLE, QUARTZ, CRYSTALS, COPPER & SOIL
208 x 565 x 61cm

Step into a realm where art and storytelling collide in the exhibition Pula e ya na by Atang Tshikare.
As the second installment of the Peo e Atang trilogy, Pula e ya na is a multidisciplinary showcase featuring
sculptures laden with narratives. The Peo e Atang series has been developing since the birth of Tshikare’s
first son, Peo, in 2020. The body of work emerged in response to seismic shifts in the familial, social, and
economic order.
Peo e Atang as a whole explores the remarkable journey of young Peo (the ‘seed of great hope’), who leaves
his subterranean home on a quest for self-actualisation. From the desert to the mountains and from the
forest to the sea, driven by sheer willpower, Peo is befriended by a cast of exotic, mythical and mystical
beings that aid or obstruct his expedition.
This new body of work is a heartfelt tribute to Tshikare’s second-born son, Pula Khanya, whose names
symbolise ‘falling rain and light,’ ushering in a sense of growth, abundance, and renewal.
Through the works, Atang Tshikare expresses his visionary African identity in a contemporary art language.
The stories told through the sculptures are an affirmation of the transcendence of self through adversity – not
just as a possible, but a necessary spark for true reawakening.
“Ho kokosa (‘to lift up’ or ‘raise up’) is a
profound aspiration I hold for everyone, particularly children,” says the artist.

📷 Michael Hall

#atangtshikare #everardread #african #africanart #africanhistory #africanexcellence #africanculture #africanspirituality #africanmythology #africanheritage #pulaeyna #morenaleraba #mankokosane #sculpture #soil #grounding #crystals #spiritualculture #cave #portal #sediba #boteng #zoomorphic #primalfuture #peoeatang #pulakhanya #trilogy #installationview #interiordesign
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SEDIBA BOTEBONG, 2024
M1, MARBLE, QUARTZ, CRYSTALS, COPPER & SOIL
208 x 565 x 61cm

Step into a realm where art and storytelling collide in the exhibition Pula e ya na by Atang Tshikare.
As the second installment of the Peo e Atang trilogy, Pula e ya na is a multidisciplinary showcase featuring
sculptures laden with narratives. The Peo e Atang series has been developing since the birth of Tshikare’s
first son, Peo, in 2020. The body of work emerged in response to seismic shifts in the familial, social, and
economic order.
Peo e Atang as a whole explores the remarkable journey of young Peo (the ‘seed of great hope’), who leaves
his subterranean home on a quest for self-actualisation. From the desert to the mountains and from the
forest to the sea, driven by sheer willpower, Peo is befriended by a cast of exotic, mythical and mystical
beings that aid or obstruct his expedition.
This new body of work is a heartfelt tribute to Tshikare’s second-born son, Pula Khanya, whose names
symbolise ‘falling rain and light,’ ushering in a sense of growth, abundance, and renewal.
Through the works, Atang Tshikare expresses his visionary African identity in a contemporary art language.
The stories told through the sculptures are an affirmation of the transcendence of self through adversity – not
just as a possible, but a necessary spark for true reawakening.
“Ho kokosa (‘to lift up’ or ‘raise up’) is a
profound aspiration I hold for everyone, particularly children,” says the artist.

📷 Michael Hall

#atangtshikare #everardread #african #africanart #africanhistory #africanexcellence #africanculture #africanspirituality #africanmythology #africanheritage #pulaeyna #morenaleraba #mankokosane #sculpture #soil #grounding #crystals #spiritualculture #cave #portal #sediba #boteng #zoomorphic #primalfuture #peoeatang #pulakhanya #trilogy #installationview #interiordesign
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SEDIBA BOTEBONG, 2024
M1, MARBLE, QUARTZ, CRYSTALS, COPPER & SOIL
208 x 565 x 61cm

Step into a realm where art and storytelling collide in the exhibition Pula e ya na by Atang Tshikare.
As the second installment of the Peo e Atang trilogy, Pula e ya na is a multidisciplinary showcase featuring
sculptures laden with narratives. The Peo e Atang series has been developing since the birth of Tshikare’s
first son, Peo, in 2020. The body of work emerged in response to seismic shifts in the familial, social, and
economic order.
Peo e Atang as a whole explores the remarkable journey of young Peo (the ‘seed of great hope’), who leaves
his subterranean home on a quest for self-actualisation. From the desert to the mountains and from the
forest to the sea, driven by sheer willpower, Peo is befriended by a cast of exotic, mythical and mystical
beings that aid or obstruct his expedition.
This new body of work is a heartfelt tribute to Tshikare’s second-born son, Pula Khanya, whose names
symbolise ‘falling rain and light,’ ushering in a sense of growth, abundance, and renewal.
Through the works, Atang Tshikare expresses his visionary African identity in a contemporary art language.
The stories told through the sculptures are an affirmation of the transcendence of self through adversity – not
just as a possible, but a necessary spark for true reawakening.
“Ho kokosa (‘to lift up’ or ‘raise up’) is a
profound aspiration I hold for everyone, particularly children,” says the artist.

📷 Michael Hall

#atangtshikare #everardread #african #africanart #africanhistory #africanexcellence #africanculture #africanspirituality #africanmythology #africanheritage #pulaeyna #morenaleraba #mankokosane #sculpture #soil #grounding #crystals #spiritualculture #cave #portal #sediba #boteng #zoomorphic #primalfuture #peoeatang #pulakhanya #trilogy #installationview #interiordesign
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LIVE IG with Morena Leraba ...

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“The great lesson of psychedelics is that the world is a temporary hologram, a coagulation of frozen light, and if you learn to change your mind, you can change it.” -T Mckenna
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Mabowa:
Wood and glass beads
52 x 23 x 16

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Learnt some
grass weaving
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