© Sethembile Msezane Sebashilo Ukuthi Basilindile II, 2018

Borin in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Sethembile Msezane now lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. She also received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 and Masters in Fine Arts in 2017 from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

Her artwork explores spirituality, commemoration and African knowledge systems. Some of her most notable photography series includes, Public Holiday Series, 2013-4, Kwasuka Sukela, 2015-7 and Speaking Through Walls, 2018-9.

 

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Diary Entry: ” An intimacy with yourself is a conversation with God. What do you say in those moments when no one is watching? Do you say anything at all? When you strip to your barest essentials, are you able to consume yourself whole and then come through to the other side of that and see what is beneath your flesh? And if your imagination cannot take you to the other side, when you look in the mirror do you see your grandfather’s chin, the one your grandma fell in love with? Or perhaps that collar bone she touches in all her youthful photographs before she was taught to cover up? Are you able to see not a man or a womxn but a being comfortable in their own splendor?” There are many moments of self reckoning in spaces of quiet. It is here where intimacy and sensuality texture some of my photographs. Artwork: Manifestations of Self (2015) @izikomuseumssa collection DM @sthemse for available works #instagramtakeover #photoworks_uk #sethembilemsezane #artist #photography #southafrica #antiques #ancestry #fashion #power #gender #history #privatespaces #intimacy #sensuality

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Diary Entry: ” An intimacy with yourself is a conversation with God. What do you say in those moments when no one is watching? Do you say anything at all? When you strip to your barest essentials, are you able to consume yourself whole and then come through to the other side of that and see what is beneath your flesh? And if your imagination cannot take you to the other side, when you look in the mirror do you see your grandfather’s chin, the one your grandma fell in love with? Or perhaps that collar bone she touches in all her youthful photographs before she was taught to cover up? Are you able to see not a man or a womxn but a being comfortable in their own splendor?” There are many moments of self reckoning in spaces of quiet. It is here where intimacy and sensuality texture some of my photographs. Artwork: Manifestations of Self (2015) @izikomuseumssa collection DM @sthemse for available works #instagramtakeover #photoworks_uk #sethembilemsezane #artist #photography #southafrica #antiques #ancestry #fashion #power #gender #history #privatespaces #intimacy #sensuality

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Diary Entry: ” An intimacy with yourself is a conversation with God. What do you say in those moments when no one is watching? Do you say anything at all? When you strip to your barest essentials, are you able to consume yourself whole and then come through to the other side of that and see what is beneath your flesh? And if your imagination cannot take you to the other side, when you look in the mirror do you see your grandfather’s chin, the one your grandma fell in love with? Or perhaps that collar bone she touches in all her youthful photographs before she was taught to cover up? Are you able to see not a man or a womxn but a being comfortable in their own splendor?” There are many moments of self reckoning in spaces of quiet. It is here where intimacy and sensuality texture some of my photographs. Artwork: Manifestations of Self (2015) @izikomuseumssa collection DM @sthemse for available works #instagramtakeover #photoworks_uk #sethembilemsezane #artist #photography #southafrica #antiques #ancestry #fashion #power #gender #history #privatespaces #intimacy #sensuality

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