Dumile Feni

Dumile Feni’s sculptures spotlight the difference between white and black in South Africa. Portraits displaying clear characteristics of native Africans remain untitled, and therefore given that name: Untitled. They are depicted as the archetype of t

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Dumile Feni

Zwelidumile Geelboi Mgxaji Mslaba “Dumile” Feni was born on 21 May 1942 in Worcester, Western Cape. His mother died when he was only five or six years old and he went to live with relatives in Cape Town until the age of eleven.

Dumile Feni    Untitled 3 (1970)    Bronze (61 x 35 x 25 cm)

Dumile Feni Untitled 3 Bronze x 35 x 25 cm)

“After Feni’s initial success in Johannesburg, increasing police surveillance and interference made living in South Africa untenable.” “Dumile Feni played with identities, sometimes challenging and sometimes adopting the expectations placed on the artist outside the canon.” His work is shown in the MOMO Gallery in Joburg, till September 22.           …

“After Feni’s initial success in Johannesburg, increasing police surveillance and interference made living in South Africa untenable.” “Dumile Feni played with identities, sometimes challenging and sometimes adopting the expectations placed on the artist outside the canon.” His work is shown in the MOMO Gallery in Joburg, till September 22. …

Dumile Feni Exhibition in NYC

Works from exiled South African artist and key influencer in SA Modernism, Dumile Feni, are to be exhibited in New York in May

A portrait by George Hallett of Dumile Feni and Avant Garde drummer phenomenon, Louis Moholo-moholo

A portrait by George Hallett of Dumile Feni and Avant Garde drummer phenomenon, Louis Moholo-moholo

Installation shot of a solo exhibition of Dumile Feni's work at Gallery MOMO Johannesburg.

Installation shot of a solo exhibition of Dumile Feni's work at Gallery MOMO Johannesburg.

'History', Circa 1980, Bronze sculpture

'History', Circa 1980, Bronze sculpture

Dumile Feni in his studio in New York in the early 1980's.

Dumile Feni in his studio in New York in the early

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