Thabo Lowani attended the ELC Arts & Crafts Centre at Rorke’s Drift, an influential art centre in South Africa vital in establishing black art practice under apartheid (1948–1990s). Produced during the struggle for self-determination, the abstracted forms of this figure take on a heightened significance: the curved lines in the extremities are suggestive of fingertip whorls and loops.
Thabo Lowani (b. 1955)
Linocut on paper, 82 x 58.5 cm
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge