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Lehlogonolo Mashaba

'I have a lot of respect for words. In some ways I both love and fear them. Words hold power. The more you know about something, the more it has the ability to change you'. Lehlogonolo Mashaba assimilates the ambiguous presence of found texts through successive processes of re-interpretation, reading, writing, printing, incision, and layering. He draws attention to the hand-made through the laboursome process of cutting relief prints, which are re-cut on paper and re-assembled. Reconstructing the primal human figure in this way, his process highlights the strength and frailty of the human body faced by digital print, display and network technologies.