Born in Polokwane, Limpopo in 1997, Frans Moshimanyana Thoka is an emerging contemporary artist. He attended and obtained his BA in Visual Art from the University of Johannesburg; however, he regards himself as a self-thought artist.
Thoka’s work revolves around the concept of being humane, or rather, common humanity in a shared universe, and reinforces the need for dignity and kindness.
Thoka’s artistic approach is personal, reflecting the trials and tribulations of his upbringing. He uses references to prison and Basotho blankets as his medium, which emphasizes the bare necessities available and reminds the onlooker of the reality of the marginalized.