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My name is Tebogo Moerane, I was born on the 23 April 1997 in Soweto but I was raised in Vosloorus. I did not study art in school, I taught myself how to draw in grade 2, then I started making sketches from then on until I was in university. I graduated from Dawnview High School then I attended the Tshwane University of Technology, I was at Arts Campus and that’s where I studied Entertainment Technology. My course dealt with theatre backstage work so, lighting, sound, decor, props, make-up and costumes. I decided to specialize in decor and props, so that’s when I started painting.
In second year I was commissioned to make a
portrait for Dr Kenneth Kaunda, my decor lecturer
was the one who gave me the opportunity. After
that a lecturer for sound had a gallery and asked
me to make work so that he can display it, and
that’s where my story started. I went into doing
special effects make-up for 1 year and a half,
which forced me to stop painting.
Once I had graduated I wanted to talk about
something that really meant a lot to me and
something that I could grow with conceptually,
and that is when I started laying down the
groundwork for this style and message that I’m
doing right. As I started taking this seriously, my
cousin introduced me to Senzo, who then
introduced me to Zanele, then she introduced me
to Molefe and Thabo, who are mentoring me.
Through them I got an opportunity to show at
Mangrove as well as collaborate with the Chef at Mangrove to make a meal.