ARTIST Mookho Ntho

Currently, Mookho works portray the perfect union of her love for both fashion and art. She uses fashion to blur gender identities of the subjects in her paintings.

Mookho Ntho is an upcoming visual art. Though her foundation into the art world at a young age was in fashion illustration, as she grew up, she was exposed to more explorations of self-expression, mediums and art movements. Her early works focused on social activism shedding light on issues such as poaching, famine and self esteem. Currently, her works portray the perfect union of her love for both fashion and art. She uses fashion to blur gender identities of the subjects in her painting.

Beginning her journey as an artistically inclined child in Maseru, Lesotho, her creative expression was influenced by desire to be visible in the art world. Growing up she did not feel represented enough as a black person in art, to remedy that she uses art to make sure that black people are visible. She produces African contemporary art using oil paints focus on portraits and close ups. Her work is inspired by nature, emotions and feelings she experiences around her. Her art allows her to relive moments, create moments she has not experienced, and to express herself when she doesn’t have the words to.