Wopko Jensma (1939 – ?)

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Medium: screenprint 4/4

Size: frame 110 x 77cm
image 54.5 x 37cm

Date: 1970

Wopko Pieter JENSMA was born 26th July, 1939, Ventersdorp in the Transvaal.Matriculated at Middelburg Hoërskool, enrolled for study at the Universities of Pretoria in 1960 (BA Fine Arts (1964, incomplete) and attended University of Potchefstroom (1965-1967); translator for APB Publishers, Johannesburg (1965-1967); 1967 taught at a school in Serowe, Botswana, later became Head of Graphics Section of Department of Information,Gaborone.
Wrote poetry in English and Afrikaans; published anthologies “Sing for our execution” (1974), “Where White is the Colour, Where Black is the Number”, (1974) and Have You Seen my Clippings” (1977) Taught art at the Open School, Johannesburg, during the 1980s. Disappeared without trace after August, 1993.
Jensma’s writing deals with issues of identity relating to race and class within the context of apartheid in South Africa in the 1970’s. His poetry harnesses the signatures of jazz , concrete poetry, the avant-garde and African dance forms.

Price: R14 000.00


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