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The Portfolio: Neo Matloga

The artist shares how his practice has evolved: initially he was an oil painter, but now he works in mixed media, marrying painting with collage

Trump hangs painting of himself at bar with Republican presidents

Trump's likeness has been ruthlessly disfigured by 'high' and 'low' artists alike, who have made no secret of their dislike of the president

Stolen moments of prison life

The art anti-apartheid activist Fatima Meer produced in jail not only documented prison life but became a form of resistance in itself

Trace Zuma’s trajectory by muted reaction to ‘shock art’

Four years ago, a painting of Zuma got half the country up in arms. This year, another one is hardly commented on.

Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered

The artist did not seek popularity, but new exhibition ‘Bonds of Memory’ may be the collection that finally puts him on the art map.

Keeping up with the Joneses

SA artist Beezy Bailey looks back on his 20-year friendship with David Bowie.

Painting and the miracle of representation

For artist Ian Grose, painting is a mysterious challenge that has real rewards.

An interrogation of post-colonial history

For Meleko Mokgosi, painting – as an act, object and commodity – is always political. And his approach to his work is unrelentlingly uncompromising.

Artist’s strongest ?suit is black

Norman Catherine's introspective works leave room to wonder about the artist's state of mind in the current South Africa.

Jo’burg’s ghostly trail of Stones

Simon Stone’s works, often containing juxtapositions of seemingly unrelated images, resist easy ?interpretation by the viewer - and by the artist.

Artist who transcended apartheid

He may be the best watercolourist South Africa has ever seen, but Durant Sihlali went largely uncelebrated during his lifetime, writes Phillip de Wet.

Lawyer ‘hijacks’ art treasure

Soweto's great art 'rip-off' - Late artist Durant Sihlali's family is in a bitter dispute with ex-SABC lawyer Mafika Sihlali over his art collection.

After Freud, the camera will rule supreme

The death of Lucien Freud highlights a specific crisis in the art of the ­traditional portrait.

Face to face with the woman who is Tretchi’s Chinese Girl

It took a long haul and a keen eye to pick away at the layers to find out the truth about one of the world's most popular images.

Sculpted paintings

Nicholas Hlobo's topographies on canvas have extended pictorial space into three dimensions, writes <b>Anthea Buys</b>.

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