Jesus Walking in Water I, 2018
Nylon and cotton pantyhose on canvas
59 x 59 in. / 150 x 150 cm
Born in 1978, Turiya Magadlela lives and works in Johannesburg.
Working with commonly found yet conceptually loaded fabrics (pantyhose, correctional service uniforms), she creates abstract compositions without painting, fixed on wooden frames. Her work revolves around the racial history of South Africa and her experience as a black woman; its broaches the questions of difference and women’s condition.Discover the artist