Artworks reflect reality

2019-11-27 06:00
New Breed Art Competition winners are from the left Bokang Nkejane, Miné Kleynhans, Neo Theku, Bongani Tshabalala and Kay Fourie. Photo: Supplied

New Breed Art Competition winners are from the left Bokang Nkejane, Miné Kleynhans, Neo Theku, Bongani Tshabalala and Kay Fourie. Photo: Supplied

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The artwork of Neo Theku earned him the first prize in the 2019 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition.

Titled “Suicide Mask” Neo’s work tackles mental health issues among youth and was chosen for giving a voice to voiceless people with mental health challenges.

The category winners were announced on 14 November at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein.

The competition is presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys in association with Oliewenhuis Art Museum.According to the judges, Neo’s compelling photographic images speak to the growing threat of mental health issues, depression and suicide among the youth.

The judges agreed that Neo, a third-year student at the Central University of Technology, deserved R50 000.

“The work asks the viewer to understand the darkness that many young people are forced to deal with, often without support or understanding,” said Sam Moleko, spokesperson of Phatshoane Henney.

Kay Fourie got the second prize of R20 000 for her technical and conceptual charcoal drawing entitled “Scrapyard”, addressing water scarcity, drought and food security in a South African context.

Miné Kleynhans and Bokang Nkejane received runner-up prizes (merit awards) of R10 000 for works titled “Moral Compass” and “I was in the Jim”.

Bongani Tshabalala won the Public Choice Award with his photographic images, entitled “Deeper into the soul” and “Hidden pain”.

He touches on the stark perceptions and expectations society place on men and women.

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