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Beautiful, colourful artwork by Athi-Patra Ruga

Exploring the ‘border-zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art,’ Athi-Patra Ruga makes work that ‘exposes and subverts the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics.’ Born Umtata in 1984, this South African artist creates art that creates a world where ‘cultural identity is no longer determined by geographical origins, ancestry or biological disposition’ with bright, beautiful color, dream-like scenes and mythical creatures.

His work has been showcased across South Africa, France, Russia, Australia, and the U.S., with a mix of mediums being used in his work, including tapestry, photography and stained glass.

Via Juxtapoz

Athi-Patra Ruga
Athi-Patra Ruga
Athi-Patra Ruga
Athi-Patra Ruga

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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