Buhle Nkalashe (b. 1994, South African) is a full-time visual independent artist. Nkalashe is mostly known for his paint and mixed media which is a combination of charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint and oil pastels. His paintings revolve around the growth of African people through design and how traditional patterns have evolved and contributed to a contemporary style. This can be a symbol of identity. He lives and works from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nkalashe has been painting for nearly 10 years and had his debut solo, The New African, at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018) in Cape Town. He also participated in several group exhibitions, to name a few, Top 100 for the Sanlam Portrait awards (2017), Woordfees (2019), Africa’s Art Collective Seasons at the Julie Miller Institute (2019) and Saatchi Online Campaign (South African Emerging Artist) (2019). Nkalashe was also invited by Red Room Contemporary Gallery to exhibit at the Turbine Art Fair (2019). He has been featured in various Saatchi catalogues and collections.