Monageng�s art tells the story of Tlokweng

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The future

Born and raised in Tlokweng, budding artist Frank Monageng has completed a series of artworks that tell the ‘sad’ story of his village. Monageng says the idea to picture the behaviour patterns in his village was birthed in 2008, but only put it on canvass this year.

And the young artist believes this comes at the right time as he prepares for an exhibition at Alliance Française next month. The concept, he says, is inspired by street culture. “I grew up in the streets of Tlokweng and if you are familiar with activities around Tlokweng you will be able to identify with the message behind the artworks,” he says. The 22-year-old bemoans what he calls a ‘cultural shift’ that is taking place in Tlokweng and hopes his art will ‘knock some sense into a few heads’.

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