I make my own material, since I feel like this is an essential step in the process.
I weave strips of canvas material together to make my own sort of canvas, with its own specialized texture and response to paint.
When I rub my cloth “tapestry” layers with cloths dipped in paint, it adds another dimension to my work. It begins to mix and overlap, different materials and layers of paint to reveal hints of colour coming through edges, layers and spaces.
Raja Oshi is a Pietermaritzburg-based artist.