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.
clay, mixed medium acrylic, sterling silverSouth 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.