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Meet Self-Taught Artist Khaya Sineyile

 Meet Self-Taught Artist Khaya Sineyile



Khaya Sineyile is a self-taught artist from Nyanga, Cape Town.

From an early age he has had a love for drawing and painting and trained at the Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC).

In 2009 he was selected as resident artist at Greatmore Studios and later that year at the Souq Waqif Art Center in Doha, Qatar.

Girl With Yellow Turban.

Sineyile has participated in more than 30 group exhibitions, locally and abroad.

Artworks of his are included in collections of Spier, Nando’s UK, Truworths, Groote Schuur Hospital and Hollard Insurance, as well as private collections in London, Germany and USA.

Sineyile’s subject matter ranges from township scenes to more introspective themes referencing childhood games and observations on religious hypocrisy, faction-fighting and witchcraft.


Most recently he turned his attention to the effects of social inequality, specifically relating to the South African family structure.

His confident brush marks and considered palette convey a rawness which he contrasts with cartoon-like outlines – a device which removes the figures from their ground and introduces elements of playfulness, wit and humour to the often loaded subject matter.

Little Girl With Attitude.

His artwork is available at and you can see more of his work here.

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