AUTHENTIC

2020

This body of work is influenced by young African creatives in Africa, and focuses on how contemporary African culture and design has evolved over the years. The vision for Authentic is about appreciating and depicting the growth of young African entrepreneurs and creatives. The healing and change of the old colonised African mindset is what drives Nkalashe to paint and be inspired by the youth of today.

Nkalashe feels that it is important to document the positive current times and hopefully to instill a beautiful creative mindset to those who are lost within the structures and expectations of society. Nkalashe believes this will allow the viewer to be encouraged and to look internally to find their purpose. In order to bring positivity to the world through areas of art, design, music and soul, the work encourages you to create your own style, movement, rhythm or passion.

PIONEERS

VIBRANT CREATOR

SUFFOCATION 1

SUFFOCATION 2

YOUNG AT HEART

FOLLOW YOURSELF

THE OPTIMIST

AUTHENTIC

MOVEMENT

ENLIGHTENMENT

THEY WALK WITH ME

A MODERN XHOSA

KOKE

INVESTED IN CRAFT

THE NEW NARRATIVE

SOUL INTERPRETER

A GREEN WORLD

BULAWAYO BORN ACTIVIST

THE HUMBLE GENIUS

KNITWEAR INNOVATOR

THROUGH TOGETHER

SHAMELESS

REFLECTION THROUGH UNCERTAINTY

CHASING RAINBOW

ENOUGH

DEEP THOUGHTS