Artist creates alternative illusions of reality

21-year-old digital illustrator Kamohelo Morobe, can’t imagine doing anything but art with his life. So it makes sense that he is currently studying third-year graphic design at Pearson Institute of Higher Education in Midrand.

When designing his digital illustrations that reference pop culture, social media, and sci-fi, Morobe says he draws from “things I see, things I hear and things I feel”, combining separate experiences “like putting together a puzzle”, making his illustrations a whole separate reality.

He likes to go back to the places where he remembers seeing specific images that inspired him.

Thembisa born Morobe is also a part of ICONiX SA, “a collective of young innovative African Renaissance artists from different parts of South Africa”, all working in different mediums.

“While some people question the existence of God or gravity, I question the existence of life itself; is it real or is it just an illusion? I’m not really sure. Love, art and music are the three things that keep me from losing touch”.

He says he is inspired by modern art movements such as De Stijl, cubism, surrealism and minimalism and that his biggest inspirations, however, are his fellow ICONiX artists, Derah, Kenny and Sfiso.

“Every time I have a conversation with them, I get enlightened and I grow mentally and spiritually, " he concludes.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
PIC evidence leader receives witness death threats

PIC evidence leader receives witness death threats

Mpati Commission spokesperson Thabi Leoka says it is ensuring the safety of those named in the message received by Advocate Lubbe.

High temperatures will kill off Legionnaire's disease-forming bacteria in geyser

High temperatures will kill off Legionnaire's disease-forming bacteria in geyser

Stellenbosch University's Dr Wendy Stone explains the bacteria found in hot water geysers that could lead to the disease.

Load shedding unlikely...for today, says Eskom

Load shedding unlikely...for today, says Eskom

Eskom's Andrew Etzinger explains the current situation.

[WATCH] Ramaphosa: I said I will never betray my comrades

[WATCH] Ramaphosa: I said I will never betray my comrades

President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to Sona debate in Parliament on Thursday afternoon.

[WATCH] Road runner Noleen Conrad says running solved her chronic asthma

[WATCH] Road runner Noleen Conrad says running solved her chronic asthma

The runner explains how running was a surprising solution to a life with chronic asthma this week On The Couch.

Interpol ambassador warns against crime spike during load shedding

Interpol ambassador warns against crime spike during load shedding

Andy Mashaile Interpol's Turn Back Crime ambassador speaks to Kieno about why crime surges during load shedding.

Popular articles
DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

Money is one of the top causes of relationship fights and divorce. Dr Eve and callers discuss how it can affect sexual intimacy.

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Marais, a quantum biology researcher with dreams to live on Mars.

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

Eskom has so much debt it threatens to break South Africa. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Saville of Cannon Asset Managers.

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

Ipid boss Robert McBride is expected to implicate 30 high profile individuals including Members of Parliament in his testimony.

Agrizzi gives the Mokgoro Commission the cold shoulder fearing charges

Agrizzi gives the Mokgoro Commission the cold shoulder fearing charges

Angelo Agrizzi's legal team wrote to the commission informing it that he won't be testifying following being criminally charged.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.