by Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 19 December 2013

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.

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