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Neo Matloga creates collages / paintings with characters that have a hybrid appearance. The faces are a patchwork of photos of friends, family and well-known South African figures from the world of politics and art. As a result, the faces no longer seem to add up. Eyes, mouths and ears are out of proportion. Skin colours abruptly merge. Other elements are also strangely out of place, as if the figures could change continuously. The artist himself wrote about his ‘Black collages’ (2018) series: 'if there's a possibility that a black face is seen as a distortion, what I'm saying is, OK, here, you have this image of the distortion, which was already there in your prejudices or racist gaze. The process of cutting, reconfiguring, and collaging facial anatomy is my way of trying to identify with the racist gaze, thereby dis-appropriating its oppressive power".