2017: iNkosi iBenathi


This work is specially dedicatied to aBantu; on the African continent and abroad. The interest in the human condition serves as a starting point when looking at places and spaces. People become an extension of their spaces, just as much as a place is a reflection of those who occupy it. Being exposed to different people in the many spaces I have lived and experienced is what fuels this body of work. From the people who walk through city centres submitting their CVs, to the gogos selling amagwinya at the taxi rank. The train fruit sellers, public sector workers, Kasi advert wall painters and the ‘things need to change’ protestors. The ones who handshake with a thumb- pop in agreement, also the aunti who works a ‘night shift’ just so food can be on the table. Not forgetting the sneaker heads and everyone that plans their good day outfit a week in advance. Inkosi Ibenathi is a work that highlights problematic personal and societal habits while offering a solution through a gesture of prayer. This comes from a sincere place of appreciation and love for the people around me. This body of work is dedicated to those people. Photographs by Lauren Theunissen


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Dada ebumnandini

“eBumnandini”

sculptural painting

mixed media- mdf, acrylic paint, and putty

1200x600mm

 

 

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Dada Khanyisa- eBree

“eBree”

sculptural painting

mixed media- mdf, acrylic paint, fabric and putty

1200x600mm

 

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“Johustleburg”

sculptural painting

mixed media- mdf, acrylic paint, fabric and putty

1700x600mm

 

 

 

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“What is This Patriarchy You Speak of”

sculptural painting

mixed media- mdf, acrylic paint, fabric and putty

1230 x 1270 x 140mm

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“Father Figure”

installation

mixed media/ wood

size variable

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“IZITSHA ZABAVAKASHI”

ceramic plate set of 10

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“Sneakerhead Line up (concept)”

woodcut print

mdf = ink

400 x 200mm

 


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“Shoes for the Republic”

custom Converse All Star

mixed media- fabric, acrylic

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