Frank De Painter has a story to tell

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Many visual artists come up with complicated narratives in their paintings; others tell implicit, yet simple stories in their multi-layered pictures. Mmegi Staffer Mompati Tlhankane interviewed Frank ‘De Painter’ Monageng who, just like most contemporary visual artists, he has a story to tell.

When the late German painter and photographer Sigmar Polke returned to painting in the 1980s, he came up with paintings that combined both figurative and abstract imagery.

Through his artwork, Polke gave his audience a chance to witness the effect of his imagery through a series of his creative collections.  Similarly in Botswana, there is one such a painter who has since decided to come up with paintings that tell stories to engage viewers and convey meaning. When Arts and Culture visited Frank “De Painter” Monageng’s studio at Thapong Visual Arts Centre this week, he was finishing up two of the paintings from his latest collection, ‘the purple print’. 

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