‘Ras’ Silas Motse is an Afro-centric, avant-garde artist and curator based in Johannesburg.
Born and bred in Thaba Nchu in the Free State, Silas studied Fine Arts in Bloemfontein at the Central University of Technology, graduating in 2013.
From 2014-2018 he worked at Missourilaan Secondary School in Eldorado Park as an educator for business studies and creative art.
In his spare time he managed an after school empowerment program providing art lessons to disadvantaged and troubled learners from his community.
Motse is the winner of the People’s Choice Award – a competition held on Facebook in 2019 in which the public voted for their favourite artist from the top 20 finalists of the 2019 StateoftheART Gallery Award.
He was the clear favourite with 1700 votes, and StateOfTheART Gallery are offering 5 new works from his current series ‘The Middle Passage’ for sale. These large-scale works are available to view at their Cape Town gallery.
See more of his work here.
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