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Tags : Fine Art

Absa Opens a New Art Gallery in Johannesburg

Johannesburg 23 May: Absa, a leading financial services provider in Africa, opened a new art gallery on Thursday, 19 May 2022. Located at the Absa Head Office precinct, piazza of Towers Main in Johannesburg central business district, the Absa Art Gallery officially opened its doors with the first exhibition titled ‘Voices: Past and Present’.  Voices: […]Read More

Meet Fine Artist, Teresa Kutala Firmino

Teresa Kutala Firmino was born in Pomfret, a remote town in the North West province of South Africa where ex-Angolan soldiers who fought with South African forces in the South African Border War (1966-1989) were relocated to after the war. Her father later joined the South African Defense Force which resulted in Firmino spending her […]Read More

Meet Artist Malebona Maphutse

Malebona Maphutsi is a Johannesburg based artist who completed her BA (Fine Art) Degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2017. She works in and outside of the academic institution and enjoys reading, listening to jazz, hip hop, tranquil, reggae, soul, neo- soul, folk and kwaito music. She is also a poet and enjoys writing. […]Read More

Meet Visual Artist Hugh Byrne

Hugh Byrne is a visual artist currently residing and working in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed an honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria. Byrne combines bold colour, texture and geometric planes and illustrates the tensions between geometry and abstraction, structure and dynamism. The artist investigates hidden shapes and forms that […]Read More

Meet Fine Artist Chris Denovan

Christopher Denovan, an artist from Cape Town, believes you cannot make art if you’re not interested in looking in the one place where it lives; YOU! Denovan said: “Having left art school I was disillusioned and felt lost in the art world. I turned my back on painting and tried to move forward to something […]Read More

Meet Ceramicist Duma Mtimkulu

One-part fine artist, one-part ceramics craftsman. Duma Mtimkulu is a young ceramics designer from the East Rand in Johannesburg, South Africa.   He first began drawing and realizing his passion for art and design in primary school before discovering ceramics later in life while studying Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology.  Mtimkulu creates all manner of pottery and homeware. To contribute […]Read More

Meet Artist And Graphic Designer Zona Magadla

Magadla hopes to experiment with new drawing techniques and new methods of mark making this year.   Zona Magadla is a freelance graphic designer and aspiring artist living in Cape Town.  Born in 1993 she obtained her BA (HONS) Fine Art degree at UCT, Michaelis School of Art with her major in New Media in 2015. This led […]Read More

Meet Visual Artist Billie Zangewa

Zangewa’s work is honest, humorous and stunning with her pieces often depicting and centered on herself. Malawian artist Billie Zangewa uses rich, luxurious materials to chronicle her everyday life in Johannesburg.   She combines vibrant silks, gems and occasional haberdashery trimmings in meticulous textile pieces that celebrate relative mundanity as well as her own identity as a woman of colour.  Her art explores the […]Read More

Meet Visual Artist Neo Mahlangu

Mahlangu was approached by South Africa Mint, the company that mints all Rand coins, in 2019 to design brand new coins. Johannesburg-based Neo Mahlangu looks at the disconnect between social media and real life.  A relevant topic today, Mahlangu’s work questions the ways in which we find meaning and value, asking the audience to ask the same question of […]Read More

Meet Fine Artist IO Makandal

Makandal meanders through materials and themes, working automatically, intuiting objects in space, off-setting and pairing them with unexpected counterparts. Io Makandal born in 1987 in Johannesburg, completed her BA in Fine Art at Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in Cape Town (2010) and is currently undertaking her MA Fine Art at Wits School of Art, Witwatersrand University, […]Read More