Print is a much loved and widely used artistic medium in South Africa and played an important role in the development of the local art history. Introducing a web series Printmakers by WECREATIVES, who travelled around Johannesburg profiling printmakers in their comfortable setting. They wanted to know the story behind their work and their journey into printmaking, also speaking to them about inspiration.

For these episodes, they worked with Vula Amehlo and Washington Printer Gallery and we wanted to show it to our family. The point is to share creative inspiration and greatness.

Khehla Chepape Makgato was born in Kensington, Johannesburg and raised in Makotopong village, outside Polokwane in Limpopo. Chepape has a diploma equivalence for Fine Arts majoring in Printmaking from Artist Proof Studio. He is currently studying for his 3-year Diploma in Media Practice majoring in Journalism through Boston Media House, Sandton Campus, and will complete the course in 2014. Chepape was one of two South African delegates and one of three SADC regional youth delegates to the 2012 Africa Utopia Youth Arts, Cultural and Olympia Festivals of the World at the Southbank Centre in London, UK. He has participated in numerous art exhibitions both locally and internationally (Johannesburg, Polokwane, Cape Town, Washington DC and London). He has collaborated with William Kentridge on a project in January 2015. He has had two solo shows in 2013 and 2014. He has won a studio art bursary from the African Arts Trust to be a resident artist at Assemblage Studios from June 2014 to May 2015.

He worked at David Krut Art Resources from early 2010 till mid-2011, assisting in the printmaking workshop and in the bookstore / gallery. This led to participation in special printmaking projects with visiting artists. He has also worked part time at Sharon Sampson Studio as a collaborative printer, curator and studio technician from 2011 to 2013. He was a facilitator of the rural schools holiday arts programme at the Lefika La Phodiso Art Therapy Centre in 2014.

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