Michele Mathison is a South African artist whose sculptures and installations investigate issues of migration, labor, cultivation, creation and destruction, serving as a reminder of the violence inherent in colonization and the exploitation of labor and natural resources. He studied Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, where he graduated in 2000. Mathison lives and works between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Featured image: Michele Mathison - Artery, 2018
(detail). Steel, asphalt, tufo (limestone). 34 3/5 × 27 1/5 × 29 1/2 in. 88 ×
69 × 75 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galleria Anna Marra