Boshoff studied at the Johannesburg Art School and the Rand Afrikaans University in 1974. Between 1980 and 1984 he completed his BA (Fine Arts) at the Witswatersrand Technikon, and in 2008 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Johannesburg. He lives and works in Kensington, Johannesburg.
His work GAIA I consists of samples of earth collected from significant locations during a 10 000 kilometre journey throughout South Africa. These were then cast into three large, interrelated panels that reach six metres above the ground (if placed vertically, with the panels above each other). RMB relocated to a new building a few years after the original installation, and the work was reinstalled there, with the panels placed horizontally.
"GAIA is the primeval goddess of the earth. To this day she remains a key symbol for the conservation of soil and natural resources. In Greek mythology she gives birth to all, and supports all life, like a true mother."
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|Wayne Cahill Barker||Gerhard Harald Batha||Walter Whall Battiss||Deborah Margaret Bell||Bongi Bengu||Willie Bester|
|Peter John Bonney||Willem Hendrik Adriaan Boshoff||Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi||Norman Catherine||Erika Hibbert||Phillemon Hlungwani|
|Robert Griffiths Hodgins||William Kentridge||John Kramer||Speelman Mahlangu||Colbert Mashile||Clare Menck|
|John Mark Moore||Zwelethu Mthethwa and Sam Nhlengethwa||Olbie Olberholzer||Walter Oltmann||Milwa Mnyaluza George Pemba||Uwe Pfaff|