Talking Points: Xgaoc’o X’are
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Two Giraffe and Two Birds II- Botswanan Printmaker Xgaoc’o X’are
Two giraffe and two birds II, Mono print, Xgaoc’o X’are, 50 x 65 cm
Xgaoc’o X’are grew up on a farm in the Ghanzi District in Western Botswana. He now makes mono Prints inspired by his knowledge and love of the Kalahari.
For Xgaoc’o, art gives him the opportunity to put the ideas in his head on a canvas in beautiful naive forms and playful colours. His work is informed by a childhood spent working on farms and hunting with his father and brother for food.
His work is a reflection of his love of the Kalahari Desert and captures the essence of the rock art created centuries ago by his ancestors in Twyfelfontein. The oldest engravings are thought to be as old as 10,000 years.