THE NEW AFRICAN

2018

In this younger generation, we are seeing many Africans soaring to great heights, achieving the success they dreamed of, and who look beyond the colour black and the expectations and limitations which were once placed upon them. These individuals inspire me to know that anything is possible, and that we Africans are good enough to be among the best in the world. If not better because of our strength and resilience to always be excellent.

My artworks relate to what I see today. A time in which Africans are proud of their heritage and identity and are not ashamed of their beliefs or the colour of their skin. It also celebrates creative African individuals who want to change Africa in their own way and not reference Western countries for approval and inspiration. This is a generation of young black Africans making a name for themselves through their work and placing some traditional element to it. I use many traditional patterns and colours to represent that we are diverse, creative and beautiful in our own individual way. These patterns are also inspired by the Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele groups which I believe contribute to an African’s ethnicity. The figures represent the nature of African identity, that we are proud of our skin and the way we look, but also the triumph of the human spirit is depicted through these figures.

THE GAME CHANGER

HANDLE IT WITH CARE

SPIRIT

EVOLUTION

THE STORYTELLER

COURAGE

THE INNER CHILD

THE VISIONARY

ZINGISA

BEYOND REASON

TREASURE OF POSSIBILITIES

STORY TO BE TOLD

SOMETHING BIG

BEHOLD GREATNESS

BREAK OUT LOUDER

EXTRAORDINARY

WORLD TAKE NOTE

OMNYAMA

LIMITLESS

NDIMHLE

GLORY

HARMONY

MABUZA

IN CONVERSATION

THE SUN

TRUEST EXPRESSION OF MYSELF

EXCELLENCE

THE ORIGINAL JABULANI

IKAMVA

IT'S CLOSE I CAN FEEL IT

LISTEN CAREFULLY AND BREATHE

LOUDER THAN THE LION

OBSERVE

CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVE

BEST VERSION OF MYSELF

REACH OUT AND TOUCH IT

RESILIENCE

FULFIL THAT PROMISE

SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS

I SEE YOU

BELIEVE IT

THE PLAYING FIELD

A SKY FULL OF TREASURES #1

A SKY FULL OF TREASURES #2

A SKY FULL OF TREASURES #3

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

SEASON OF ABUNDANCE

DAY OF POSSIBILITIES

BREWING

THE GRASS IS GREEN