Kgodisho Moloto was born in 1996. She withholds a four year professional Baccalaureus Technologiae certificate in Fine Art majoring in sculpture, ceramics and drawing obtained from the Tshwane University of Technology. Her place of birth is a village in Burgersfort, Limpopo. She is currently based in Polokwane. Kgodisho draws inspiration for her artworks from her personal familiarities and also social-emotional issues that affect women, children and the society at large. She has taken part in art exhibitions locally at galleries such as Art lovers in Waterkloof, Pretoria, Pretoria Art museum and Polokwane Art Museum. Moreover, she was one of the Sasol New Signatures 2019 merit award winners. Kgodisho is a self-taught Special Effect make-up artist and a story teller/ writer.
My body of work explores my own personal experiences as well as universal trauma. Through the artworks, I give myself the prospect of expression of my deep suffering and own private horrors. Which time and again, leading me in an anxiety and depression. Therefore, I attempt to transform pain into something meaningful and metaphorically bring forth to the viewers some scenes of the during, and after math of Gender Based Violence. Most importantly, to heal and give honour to myself and other rape survivors. To heal my wounds and release my sadness. However, I do not directly represent trauma, it is at some point encrypted in my works. Visually, I attempt to depict the power and strength that I withhold as a sexual assault survivor. Moreover, fearlessly give new positive meaning of the experiences.
*the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.