Samkelo Matomela (South African 1996-): RISE ABOVE
signed Charcoal & acrylic on Fabriano 100cm x 70cm
Samkelo Matomela born 1996 is an artist proof studio student currently in his second year. One encounters a butterfly motif throughout his works, as a symbol which recognises, changes and conquers circumstance – morphing into the better as he wishes for the people and communities that he interacts with. The butterfly represents hope and a further assertion that we don’t have to forever be at the mercy of these sordid and inequitable political, social and economical conditions.