Bag Factory Editions: Yolanda Mazwana, Untitled, 2020


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Yolanda Mazwana
Untitled, 2020
Exlusive signed and numbered limited edition print
Edition of 10
Lithograph print
90.5 x 80.5 cm, unframed

Sale price R 4,500 (excl shipping*)

Bag Factory Editions is a series of exclusive limited-edition artworks produced in collaboration with previous Bag Factory alumni artists who have occupied studio space or been involved in our programmes. These beautiful and affordable artworks, printed by LL Editions Fine Art Lithography, are generously donated by the artists to support our vital work of investing in the long-term development of emerging artists, by providing time and space for experimentation, innovation, and critical dialogue.

All proceeds from the sale of each Bag Factory Editions print goes directly to the Bag Factory.

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Yolanda Mazwana (b. 1996 – Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is a self-taught artist. Her work addresses themes around mental illness, phobias, popular culture, and relationships. The painter synthesises elements of abstract expressionism, neo-expressionism and symbolism.

Mazwana’s series ‘Symptoms of Nothing‘ (2019) uses colour and texture to mimic the ambiguous experiences of a person suffering from hypochondria. This symbolic use of colour and texture speaks to the idea that the hypochondriac is not necessarily aware of what exactly it is they are experiencing or why. The body of work presented in her first solo exhibition ‘Secret Homegirls‘ (2019) centres around the observation of the agoraphobic secret homegirls.

In 2019, Mazwana received The Bag Factory Young Woman Studio Bursary, Johannesburg, and in 2020, she was awarded the second prize for the Emerging Painting Invitational Prize, Harare, ZW. She has recently participated in the NIROX Foundation Artist Residency as well as THEFOURTH Artist Residency Programme in South Africa. Her work shown at various public as well as private destinations in South Africa and Berlin.