Kagsio Pat Mautloa




Acrylic and print transfer on architectural film

130cm x 84cm

About the artist

B. 1952


Mautloa was born in Ventersdorp, South Africa in 1952. He became a full-time artist in 1992, working with diverse materials including found objects and collaged material to depict street life. Mautloa’s preference for working with these materials to transform them is inspired by his father’s work as a motor mechanic. Mautloa’s subject matter draws upon music, street life, urban landscape, and international influences such as Cubist sculptures.


He studied fine art at the Jubilee Art Centre in 1969 and at Johannesburg’s Mofolo Art Centre in 1970 before obtaining a Fine Art Diploma in 1979 from ELC Art Centre, Rorke’s Drift, KwaZulu Natal.


Mautloa worked in the Graphic Design Studio of the SABC from 1981-1992 and taught at FUBA (Federated Union of Black Artists) from the early 1980s. In 1985, Mautloa, David Koloane, Bill Ainslie and other South African artists helped to form the Thupelo Workshops, which are part of the international Triangle Network. Mautloa has exhibited widely in South Africa and internationally including in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, China, and Belgium. Mautloa held solo exhibitions in South Africa and his works are part of collections in South Africa and internationally including in the prestigious collections of Iziko South African National Gallery and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.


In 2016, he completed the commissioned monumental assemblage sculpture for the head office building of Standard Bank SA (Pty) Limited. Also in 2016, he participated in a special group exhibition supported by Nando’s at 1:54 in London. Currently, Mautloa is based at the Fordsburg Artist’s Studios and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Ⓒ 2023 Mosi-O-Tunya Gallery

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