Self-taught ceramic jewellery designer Githan Coopoo’s first foray into object-making was through their collection
The artist’s homoerotic work is a reflection on queer male culture and its intersection with the internet and technology. The subjects are both real and fictional; the captions on the top of the tile, which are usually unrelated, are quotes from those closest to the artist, and words that have brought them solace.
10.6 x 6.5 cm | clay | mixed medium acrylic
South African ceramicist Githan Coopoo graduated with a BA in English and Art history from the University of Cape Town in 2016. They worked as an assistant curator of costume at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art before becoming a full-time visual artist.