Ras Silas Motse is a portraiture and mixed media artist who works with a concept of capturing feelings to narrate contemporary concepts using different African people. He is currently working on a theme he calls The Middle Passage Revisited which was inspired by Tom Feelings. His calling was born and bred in Motlatla, Thabanchu, in the Free State. When he left high school, he went to study Fine Arts and a PGCE at the Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein. Then went on to work as a high school educator and now is a full-time artist.


  • First place: Where Art and Science meet Pan African Award: SANTHE 2020.
  • State of the ART Gallery Award People's Choice Award Winner 2019

Brand Endorsement

  • 2020 Chivas Regal Artist, Penord Ricard, Sisonke Mzansi.

Selected Exhibitions


  • International Public Art Festival: Salt River- Baz-ART, 2021.
  • Alliance Francaise in Studio: Pop Series 1 and 2 (Nicolas Lehmanns’s Studio &Foundery, 2021.
  • Zip Zap Circus Annual Auction. 2021
  • I am Funda Auction: Funda Centre & Aspire Art Auctions 2021


  • 3 Man collaboration work Exhibition. Curator Senzeni Marasela (Soweto Art Project: Beyond Covid)
  • Group Exhibition: Umzansi Umoya
  • Virtual Exhibition: Artbox project Zurich 2.0 SwissartExpo.
  • International Group Exhibition: Collection of art around the Globe: Art During COVID_19 The Pandemic.
  • Group Exhibition: Celebrating the king in the Arts 3 man’s Show: Soweto Art WWeek 7, ArtsAlive’


  • Group-Public Exhibition at Mall of AFRICA by Art Miller Institute of Art
  • Digital feature with SEE.ME at The Affordable Art Fair in New York
  • Featured at the National Arts Festival together with The Cultural Exchange and Imiloa
  • Solo Exhibition (Bureaucracies of Rubbish: Recycling of Self Identity) at Eyethu
  • Art Space Group Exhibition: The revolution Will be Televised: Soweto Art Week 6, ArtsAlive
  • Group Exhibition: Mazars: Egoli ART Fair, with PinpointOne and Gavin Project.


  • Group Exhibition at Soweto Theatre, titled Taking Back The Land Of The Mind
  • Solo Exhibition at The Reef Hotel, titled (Untold and Unseen Struggles)


  • Group Exhibition at Touch of Genius Art Gallery in Randburg


  • Group exhibition, titled Absa Township Art Exhibition Crew competition in the Batho location.

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