Neo Matloga (South Africa, 1993) lives and works in Amsterdam, where he had a two-year residency at De Ateliers. In 2018 he won the Royal Prize for Modern Painting. The jury called him a storyteller with guts. Early this year Matloga was also nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2019. His collage paintings reflect on love, intimacy and family life after apartheid and is portrayed in black, grey and white tones. In his large paintings he tries to bring to life missing elements in Western history. The exhibition neo to love is his first solo museum exhibition and can be seen in the Fries Museum from 20th April to 18th August 2019.