Ras Silas Motse Biography

• Silas Motse is an contemporary, minimalist, Afro-centric ,and Avant-Garde artist who works with a concept of capturing feelings to narrate contemporary concepts using different African people. His approache was born and bred in Thabanchu,Motlatla location in the Free State. When he left high school, he went to study Fine Arts in Bloemfontein, at the Central University of Technology. His a Curator at Eyethu Art Space and currently working at Eldorado Park as an Educator for Business Studies and Creative Arts.

 

Prior work experience:

• Silas worked as an art educator at Visual Art Cherry where he taught juvenile offenders art,2012
• He later taught Creative Arts at Phetogane Secondary School,2013
• Leactured visual Arts as an assistant lecturer at Motheo TVET in 2014.

 

Exhibitions and competitions:

• Group exhibition, titled Absa Township Art Exhibition Crew competition in the Batho location,2013
• Group Exhibition at Central University of the Free State, curated by Van Vuuren and P.W Burger in 2013,
• Silas Motse was also part of an international competition, Austrian Art Candid Cute Spring contest 17 and made it to the top 5,2017

 

Performances and Features:

• Silas performed live/flash drawing at Soma space, Sawubona Lounge in 2018 at Maboneng,
• He was sponsored by Miller to perform Flash Art during a tribute for Mme Winnie Madikezela Mandela at The Tavern.
• He was featured on Reggae Vibes show on Soweto TV
• And various music videos like Amasiko by Akwanda Entertainment released in June 2018
• He was hosted by Lebo Soweto Backpackers as an South African Visual artist during storytelling session,2018

 

Recent Exhibitions:

• Group Exhibition at Touch of Genius Art Gallery in Randburg, 2017
• Group Exhibition at Soweto Theatre, titled Taking back the land of the mind,2018
• Solo Exhibition at The Reef Hotel, titled Untold and Unseen Struggles, 2018
• Group Exhibition:Africa Art Collective. Autumn 2019 Edition, Mall of Africa presented by Julie Miller Art Institute.

 

 

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