Discovering Illustrator Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi
Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi is a contemporary illustrator and visual artist known for her versatility and her ability to seamlessly manoeuvre between digital art territories and traditional art mediums at a seasoned level.
Her work is mainly portraiture and the style developed can be best described as reductive or semi-abstract portraiture. She tries to convey as much individuality and personality to her subject as she uses basic shapes and colors.
Aided by her keen eye for composition and space, Naledi also employs a very experimental approach to her art making, often incorporating mixed media elements such as wool and fabrics through sowing, as well as photography.
Her work is heavily inspired by the beauty of blackness and characteristics associated with black people. Through it she aims to inspire confidence and awaken hope in those who are able to find their reflections in her pieces, just as she sees her work as a reflection of the faces surrounding her, accompanied by a beautiful array of colours, shapes and patterns.