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Silas Adelanke Adeoye was born in Osun State, the South-Western part of Nigeria, in 1962. He took to fine art early, experimenting with various ideas and coming up with innovative techniques before even starting his primary education.He largely d eveloped as an artist by himself, later joining a group of young, prominent artists at the National Museum,Lagos.
Anyanwu, Uzoma| Nigeria
Uzoma Samuel vigorous and inimitable approach to fabric collages has distinguished him from his contemporaries. Samuel believes there is more to fabrics than just clothing, his exploits on them has resulted to an endless appreciations and meaning.
Bell, Deborah| South Africa
Bell studied at the University of the Witwatersrand where she received her BFA followed by a MFA in 1986. Since then she has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally. Her work is in many prestigious local and international collections including MOMA (USA), The National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Hara Museum (Tokyo) and the SA National Gallery in Cape Town. Bell works in a variety of media from animations (where she collaborated with Robert Hodgins and William Kentridge), to hand-built clay sculptures, bronzes, works on paper and paintings.
Blomkamp, Paul | South Africa
Paul Blomkamp’s dedicated career spans over 40 years. The artist divided his attention between fine art and colossal stained glass windows for sacred architecture over an extensive period. It is a well-known fact that he (at the time) created the largest church window in the world. Blomkamp presented a number of solo exhibitions from 1977 onwards, as well as committed to large murals commissioned by corporate giants such as Telkom, at the same time he continued his monumental stained glass projects.
In 1993 he embarked on a full-time career as a painter and abandoned the large-scale public commissions across Johannesburg and Pretoria to focus on his work as a fine artist.
Chukwuma, Gerald | Nigeria
Gerald Chukwuma is a celebrated Nigerian artist with an increasingly international presence and following. His parents were not enthusiastic to see their son follow a creative career, but Gerald could not be stopped and managed to finance his livelihood and university fees in order to study fine art. He graduated from the prestigious Nsukka Art School , University of Nigeria, with first class degree specializing in painting. Chukwuma enjoys working on a bigger scale than many other artists, presenting bold statements with his works created from wood and mostly recycled objects.
Coka, Layziehound | South Africa
He has been working as a professional artist since graduating from APS in 2007 and predominantly works with acrylic and charcoal on paper or canvas. Layzie has participated in a number of group exhibitions and solo shows around South Africa as well as the US. In 2019, he participated in 2 international art fairs, ART Madrid and START art fair in London.
Cookey, Ibim | Nigeria
Ibim Cookey, is a 21 year old hyper realistic pencil artist from Nigeria. He is the current Art ambassador to the Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Ibim works primarily with pencil on paper, but experiments with additional materials such as water colour, acrylics and charcoal. His work has won several awards and he participates in local as well as international exhibitions.
Catherine, Norman | South Africa
Catherine was born in 1949 and started working with Walter Battiss on The Fook Island Project in 1973. Since then Catherine has worked as a full-time artist and for the most part is self-taught. He has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally and his work can be found in leading international collections, both public and private; including MOMA in New York.
Daymond, Karin | South Africa
Karin Daymond lives in a part of South Africa that has some of the most staggering landscapes in the country. Mbombela is the capital of Mpumalanga and has been home for Daymond since 1992. It is mountainous country wedged snugly into a corner bordering Mozambique, Eswatini and the pristine Kruger National Park. The vegetation is sub-tropical and huge whaleback granite formations surge out of the fertile orange, litchi and nut orchards that surround Mbombela. Karin Daymond has chosen to live almost within her paintings.
Diabagaté, Mohamed | Mali
Mohamed began painting at a very young age with his father, the renowned painter Ismael Diabagaté, and later was mentored by the great Beninese artist Ludovic Fadiaro. He graduated, first in his class, from the National Arts Institute of Bamako (2009), and the Conservatory of Arts and Media of Bamako (2014). He is a civil servant, teaching art at a lycée since 2014. His works are garnering attention in the art world and can be seen at international expositions in Africa and Europe. He lives and works in Bamako.
Djeka, Jean-Baptiste | Ivory Coast
Jean-Baptiste Djeka was born in in Bouaké, the second largest city in Côte d’Ivoire in 1981. In 2003 he earned a technical diploma in Applied Arts from the School of Applied Arts of Bingerville, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). He is a painter, sculptor and photographer. In 2009 he won the Grand Prix Guy Nairay of Photography Award organized by the Houkani Guyzan Gallery. He participates in museum and gallery exhibitions in Ivory Coast and internationally. In 2019, he participated in ART Madrid fair and START art fair, London.
du Plessis, Johannes | South Africa
Johannes has held over 40 successful exhibitions since 1982. He staged many solo, two man and attended group exhibitions, locally and internationally. He participated in international exhibitions: France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany and UK – London between 1994 and 2007. Apart from private commissions in painting and sculpture, collectors invested in his unique versatile style of work around the globe, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Germany, France, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and South Africa.
Kabeya, Thonton | Congo
Thonton Kabeya was born in 1983, in the D.R.C. He presently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a graduate from the Institute of Fine Arts of Lubumbashi. In 2006 he won two awards: the UNAIDS AWARD and the BELGIUM COUNCIL AWARD. He is part of many collections around the world such as the Contemporary Art Museum of Vitoria (ARTIUM) in Spain, Unisa Art Collection (South Africa). George Forest in D.R.C. Erick Vellard in Paris (France).
Koné, Jean-Laurent, Ivory Coast
Koné was born in Boundiali, Ivory Coast in 1979. He was attracted to the visual arts and history from an early age onwards. He holds a degree in fine art as well as archaeology and is a full-time professor at the Technical Center of Applied Arts in Bingerville, Ivory Coast since 2006. He has exhibited nationally & internationally and continues to be
recognized for his works through awards and professional journals. In 2019, he participated in START art fair, London.
Manga, Maxime | Cameroon
Maxime Manga was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1999 and continues to work from his home town. One of a new generation of digital collage artists from Africa, Maxime first came to attention with his graphic design projects for Germany and the USA.
He completed his computer science degree in 2019.
Madonsela, Thokozani | South Africa
Thokozani Madonsela was born on the 28th of February 1988 in Daggakraal – Mpumalanga, South Africa. Madonsela Graduated from Artist Proof Studio in printmaking, where he obtained a certificate. He is a mural artist, painter and a printmaker. Madonsela specialises in different mediums such as charcoal drawings, painting and mosaic art. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions such as the SA Taxi Foundation Art Awards and Absa L’Atelier to name a few; he has also been involved in special projects and commissions.
Masemola, Ami Kamogelo | South Africa
He discovered his love for the visual arts during his time at the local primary school where he attended afternoon art classes, participated in and won several art competitions that created the foundation to his career choices later on. During this time he was under the mentorship and guidance of Paul Madi Phala, Michael Zikhali and Buti Masike. He participates in exhibitions across South Africa. He participated in START art fair, London in 2019.
Mnisi, Samson | Lesotho
Samson Mnisi also whose last name translates to “Rainmaker” was born in Lesotho, in 1971 He is a Soweto based artist, who studied fine art and photography at FUBA Academy. He has had numerous groups and solo exhibitions, locally and internationally.
Mupita, Tendai | Zimbabwe
He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1990. In 2015, he received his Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Fine Art from Chinhoyi University of Technology. Mupita, trained with leading master printmakers in Johannesburg, such as David Krut. In 2017 he won a Blessing Ngobeni Residency at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nkalashe, Buhle | South Africa
Buhle Nkalashe (b. 1994, South African) is a Johannesburg -based independent artist who has been practising since 2011. Nkalashe, a painter and mixed media artist, explores the combination of different mediums. He has been painting for nearly 10 years. He obtained his BA in Graphic Design from the Cape Town Creative Academy (2018). After working in advertising for two years, He shifted his focus to Visual Arts in 2019 to become a full-time artist.
Nyahunzvi, Option | Zimbabwe
BORN 1992, HARARE, ZIMBABWE LIVES AND WORKS IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi graduated with a Certificate in Visual Arts and Design awarded by Harare Polytechnic College in association with the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in 2015.
Oumarou, Moustapha | Cameroon
Supported by his entourage, he decided to focus on painting. In 2013, at the age of 17, he won the third prize in the visual arts at the Yawalta Maroua festival. This was an important distinction for him and the following year he joined the fine arts club of the University of Maroua. This is when he decided to become an artist.
Selematsela, Edward | South Africa
Is a well known artist from the Limpopo province of South Africa, Ga-Modjadji, studied art and business at Eastside College and UNISA. In 1997 he received the merit of excellence award from the French cultural center in Pessac, Bordeaux, France. He had won several art competitions around Gauteng, his intaglio relief art piece (The journey to Travel) had earned him the first spot at ‘Black like us Art Competition’ which was sponsored by Mr Mayor Herman Mashaba and Deutsche Bank South Africa in 2011. Art collectors as far as Dubai, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Namibia, USA, Colombia, Netherlands and England, have invested in his work.
Seruwu, Patrick | Uganda
Patrick Seruwu is a self taught Ugandan artist currently living in Johnnesburg. Born in Kampala, Uganda. He did his studies at Kyambogo High School and comes from a family of four , his mother and three sisters. He is an art enthusiast since childhood partaking in community art competitions .Years later he relocated to South Africa where he was fortunate to meet Benon Lutaya who mentored him artistically until his passing,
Sibiya, Bambolwami | South Africa
He has fared exceptionally well, particularly when in 2008 he was a finalist in the Ekurhuleni Art Award. Again in 2009 and 2010 he was a semi-finalist in the Thami Mnyele Award, receiving a Merit Award and in 2011 he was in the top ten of this competition. In 2012 he was a finalist in the Absa L’Atelier top ten awards and the winner of the prestigious Gerard Sekoto Award which would provide him with a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2013. His recognition in November at the Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) awards for the most promising visual artist for 2012 has given him the recognition by the Johannesburg art community as one of the most promising emerging artists. His supporters feel that an investment in this young artist’s career is an investment in the talent of the best and brightest that South Africa has to offer.
Trzebinski, Stanislaw | Kenya
Born in Kenya, Stanislaw spent his childhood escaping the bustle of Nairobi to explore the wilderness of the Rift Valley and the East African coast. Immersed as much in its rich cultural heritage of Arabic, African and European influences as in the beauty of its biodiversity, he learnt to speak fluent Kiswahili, track and dive. His talent was furthered by a high school art teacher who invited him to experiment with a wide range of mediums, from painting, collage and photography to welding and sculpting. He was gradually drawn most strongly to sculpture and on the strength of his portfolio, briefly attended Pratt in New York where he came to the realization that his creativity was intimately connected to Africa, its nature and peoples.
Tshabalala, Mbali |South Africa
Mbali Tshabalala (1988) is a Johannesburg based artist and curator, artist and creative entrepreneur who has recently relocated from Cape Town after spending two year as assistant curator at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA).
She’s currently completing a Bachelors Degree in Fine and Applied Art from the Tshwane University of Technology.
Victor, Diane | South Africa
Diane Victor has won numerous awards (since the time of being a student, in the late 1980’s) and has exhibited widely in South Africa and overseas. Her work is in leading South African corporate, state and private collections (where it has been known to stir up staff sensitivities) as well as in international collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York (her Disasters of Peace prints being purchased to complement the museums collection of Goya’s “Disaster’s of War”). She should be declared a national treasure.