Street Poet - Ludumo Toto Maqabuka
In this intriguing portrait of Mos Def, American rapper, singer, actor, and activist, Ludumo uses opposing colors yellow and purple to separate background and middle ground. Using stencil-like street art techniques with layers of graffiti typography, he creates nuances of poems, rhymes, and words floating through the poet’s mind and the surrounding airwaves. Maqabuka’s composition uses spray-painted lines that direct the viewer’s focus to his face again and again.
Original - I am a man (Ludumo Toto Maqabuka)
Congratulations to Ludumo Toto Maqabuka who has sold an original artwork "I am a man" 2020 to a collector based in Washington, USA from our exhibition called "I am because we are".
There is a shaking in Society 3
Congratulations to Andrew Ntshabele who has sold an original artwork "There is a shaking in Society 3" 2020 to a new collector based in New York, USA from our exhibition called "I am because we are".
Banele Njadayi | Undlovu ayisindwa ngumboko wayo (An elephant is not burdened by its trunk) (Original) (2020) | Available for Sale | Artsy
Banele Njadayi records the routine activity of two ladies returning to work after their lunch break. From the shopping bags on their heads it is clear that they have just purchased more than a lunch snack, but food for the family. Between them the Sukuma* proverb is wedged. ‘Undlovu ayisindwa ngumboko wayo’ / ‘An elephant is not overwhelmed by its trunk’. According to the proverb the trunk belongs to the elephant as much as hungry children belong to a parent and cannot be seen as a burden.
Ludumo Toto Maqabuka | Blue (Original) (2020) | Artsy
This textured combination of spray paint, charcoal and acrylic paint on high quality art paper like Fabriano is a statement in itself. As suggested by the title ‘Blue’, township life can be difficult to navigate but Afro chic is the by-product of persistent personality and style and culture. Engulfed by the effects of popular culture youths face complex decisions regarding.
Ludumo Maqabuka - Protect your neck | Original Art - Artyli.com
The immediacy of brown paper is used excellently to portray the uncertain era we are living in. Before Covid-19 no one wearing a mask was allowed to enter a shop, mall or bank. Now it is mandatory. With identities hidden behind masks it is impossible to tell whether they offer protection or threat. The title ‘Protect your neck’ alleges that it is ‘each person for himself’, but during the lock-down, this is also a way to safeguard our loved ones.
Khaya Sineyile | Unomdade (Sister) (Original) (2020) | Available for Sale | Artsy
In Sineyile’s latest portrait, “Unomdoda”, Sineyile, presents a striking portrait of a woman. She has been painted in monochromatic shades and is strongly contrasted against a tonally varied and slightly textured intense yellow background. The profile portrait details highly fashionable braids, and sunglasses. Unomadoda, directly translated means “sister”. In African culture, the sons and daughters of one’s aunts and uncles are considered brothers and sisters, not cousins.
Khaya Sineyile | Little Girl With Attitude (Original) (2018) | Available for Sale | Artsy
In this vibrant portrait of a young girl, Khaya Sineyile has captured a delightful girlish moment where the young girl adopts an enquiring pose, peering through sunglasses, as if to ask the viewer a question. Traditionally African family structures are not necessarily biological, and children are often taken care of by an extended family, the notion of family often expands, depending on place and context, non-blood relations and other kinds of relationships which may assume familial…
Ludumo Toto Maqabuka | Ghetto Villain (Original) (2020) | Available for Sale | Artsy
With gangsterism rife in the ghetto, graffiti is the means by which rival gangs mark their territory or intended activity. Although illegal, graffiti is now considered a serious form of art amongst many practitioners and is also a form of expression among countless voiceless people. Standing proud of the clouded wording in the background “My work highlights how township society is influenced and defined by popular culture with the effect it has on new ideologies and identities,” says…
Ludumo Toto Maqabuka | Street Poet (Original) (2020) | Available for Sale | Artsy
“My work highlights how township society is influenced and defined by popular culture with the effect it has on new ideologies and identities.” Ludumo Maqabuka Ludumo uses opposing colours yellow and purple to separate background and middle ground. Using stencil-like street art techniques with layers of graffiti typography, he creates nuances of poems, rhymes and words floating through the poet’s mind and the surrounding airwaves. ©2020 Artyli.com - All Rights Reserved
Inyawo Zinodaka (Muddy Feet) - Banele Njadayi
Njadayi combines soft pastel and oil paint on canvas to create a word painting. Inyawo Zinodaka or, muddy feet, metaphorically describes one who has been through many trials in life. Compliant with mask, blue knitted beanie and matching overalls, ‘Muddy feet’ is either commuting to, or from work; one of the more fortunate aspects of his existence. Urgent handwritten text moves in and out of focus with one extract in maroon asking: ‘where did it hurt?’
View from Govern Mbeki Taxi Rank - Banele Njadayi
‘My work reflects on themes around urban living and identity. My paintings often portray portraits of people captured unsuspectingly as they continue their daily routines.’ Banele Njaday Bold colour combinations and contrasting painting techniques are employed by Banele Njadayi in this artwork to differentiate animate from inanimate objects. Njadayi’s works are more than just trifling pictures.
Girl with Yellow Turban - Khaya Sineyile
In this large, powerful portrait of a beautiful young woman, Khaya Sineyile has captured a fashionable young woman, her expression is sophisticated, and her pose is formidable. She does not smile, nor show any emotion. In the reflection of her fashionable sunglasses, we see another view of her life, of her homestead and humble beginnings. Opportunities for work often cause people to move to the city, away from family homes, continually straddling their place of origin and destination.
Andrew Ntshabele | There is a Shaking in Society 3 (Original) (2020) | Artsy
Newspaper commonly discarded in the talented hands of Andrew Ntshabele is transformed into a surface, upon which thoughts are shared and stories are told through the visual power of art. In his latest series of artworks, “There is a shaking in society” Andrew boldly approaches the subject of the poor people in our communities, who have been devastated by Covid19. Don't miss out on this valuable artwork!
I am a man - Ludumo Maqabuka
In “I am a man” By Ludumo Maqabuka, reality bites as this young boy stares blankly through you. Seeing nothing, yet having seen everything, he has possibly witnessed more in his short life than any human should have to. Millions exactly like him have lost both parents and often grandparents due to HIV-Aids, TB, the harsh economic climate, and urbanization. The full weight of survival and caring for younger siblings have fallen on him if, in fact, he is lucky enough not to be completely…