Lebohang Motaung

Lebohang Motaung’s creations address black femininity from a stance of positivity and pride. By using the intricate aesthetics of black hair designs, she is able to subvert and reframe many negative stereotypes thrust on black woman. 

Her works embrace and champion the aesthetics of African beauty even in an environment like Johannesburg that straddles two worlds: an African and western existence. 

This locational identity crisis often manifests itself in the form of portraying black African aesthetics as lesser than those of a more western perspective.