Though her initial entry into the art world at a young age was in fashion illustration, as she grew up, she was exposed to different forms of self-expression, mediums, and art movements. Her early works focused on social activism shedding light on issues such as poaching, famine, and self-esteem. Currently her works represent the perfect union of her love for both fashion and art. She uses fashion to blur gender identities of the subjects in her painting.
Simon Lee was born in 1992, and is an economist and artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although he experiments across multiple media (including film photography and music), Simon places his primary creative attention on oil painting and ink drawing.
South African-based, Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi, is a contemporary illustrator and visual artist known for her versatility and her ability to seamlessly maneuver between digital art territories and traditional art mediums at a seasoned level.
Her work is mainly portraiture and the style developed can be best described as reductive or semi-abstract portraiture. She tries to convey as much individuality and personality to her subject as she uses basic shapes and colors.
Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary artist, Ntate Phakela, has been honing his skills in telling African stories through multiple mediums since 2018.
Originally a filmmaker, Ntate blended his storytelling skills with his ever-growing love for African digital and fine art, bringing out the perfect marriage of his two passions.
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Amanda Khumalo – Motsegoa (b. 1998) is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. She currently resides in Johannesburg, practicing as an independent artist and curator. Her broad practice spans painting, printmaking, photography, and threading.
In April 2019, she curated her first exhibition which featured Pipeline Art Gallery’s young & emerging artists as well as some of Johannesburg’s professional artists. This then sparked interest from some of Johannesburg’s gallerists which then led to Pipeline Art Gallery collaborating with Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to hold a group exhibition at the IDC Gallery in celebration of young & upcoming artists in June 2019. In July 2019 she was invited to St. Peter’s Junior Boys Prep. to curate an art auction featuring one of her fellow artists. In early 2021 she had her internship at The National School of the Arts as an arts administrator & curator.
Simphiwe Majozi (b.1993), is a photographer from Daveyton, East of Johannesburg. Between 2016 and 2017 he participated in the Ekhuruleni Art Development Program and in 2018 completed the Foundation Course at Market Photo Workshop. In 2019 he joined the Narrative Course at Through The Lens Collective for 6 months, where he is currently doing the Mid Level Course. The work created in the Narrative Course, Inhlambululo, allowed him his first solo show at the Springs Art Gallery. He also participated in a group show at Berman Contemporary, The Image is Our Voice in 2020.
Samantha Maseko is a South African artist who has completed her third year in printmaking at the Artist Proof Studio. Samantha’s body of work revolves around the themes of feminism and identity. It looks at the misconceptions of beauty about black women and how that puts them/has put them in a predicament. In her work she shows how black women have evolved throughout the years by raising 21st-century controversies around black women bleaching their skin, replacing their natural hair with synthetic hair, and modifying their bodies to fit certain beauty standards laid out by society.
Angus MacKinnon was born in 1991. He was raised in Johannesburg and obtained a BA in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town. He is now based in Glasgow.
His images focus on the complexities of contemporary life – the weight of its past, the diverse realities of the present and the schizophrenic nature of the future. Key themes central to his practice include mobility, the environment and labour in connection with the human condition.
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Keneilwe Mokoena is a visual artist/curator/educator based in Johannesburg, and a Fine Art graduate from Tshwane University of Technology. Her work has been exhibited across Southern Africa including Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape town, Eastern Cape, Swaziland, and internationally, including Brussels and Paris.
Phenyo Melody Madiba, better known as ‘Mel Madiba’, was born in October 1993 in Mafikeng and grew
up in Pretoria. She lives and works between Pretoria and Johannesburg. She studied Interior Design at The
Design School of Southern Africa. It was there she discovered pyrography, the art of drawing on wood, leather, or other materials using a soldering iron. Madiba taps into the inner workings of her mind to conceive work that is rooted in femininity, consciousness, and the full expression of identity.
Andile Phewa was born in Durban in 1990. He currently resides in Cape Town. He studied at the Market Photo Workshop, where he completed both foundation and intermediate courses. It was through those courses that he mastered low light photography and shadows.
Lindelwa Msimang is a South African contemporary artist that was born in 2001 February 16 at Edendale in Pietermaritzburg. Growing up Lindelwa loved art since primary school, but ended up having to do Civil Engineering in school. After high school, she started doing her art again through photography.
Remofiloe Mayisela lives and practices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Remofiloe is a Through The Lens Collective student and a Market Photo Workshop graduate. Mayisela’s work explores aspects of young women’s lives, through evocations of her own experiences of dysfunction in her community and family. And uses her photography to bust open the conversations and questions social taboos in its subtle exploration. There is a distinction between her craft and her own life in the images, which read like a journal of authored images made in privacy.
Kgomotso Neto Tleane is a Dynamic South African photographer with the mouldings of rural life and trimmings of fast paced city living. Born and raised in Ga-Maja, the Johannesburg based photographer creates imagery that effortlessly reflects both the grime and glory of the city he inhabits.
Noncedo is a visual practitioner who has a deep love for fashion, conceptual and documentary photography. Her process of working is intuitive, that is centered around the awareness of the privilege and power that a camera and a photograph hold. It is also remembering the responsibility we have to the narratives we get to share with everyone who consumes the work. Collaboration is at the core of Noncedo’s practice.
Amy Simons is a Cape Town based artist who is a self-taught visual artist who mainly works with watercolour, oil paint and inks. She is drawn to using watery materials that enable her to explore themes of love, loss, intimacy, and sexuality.
Anushka Kempken was born in 1996 and is a visual artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She explores different ways of manipulating surface materials through weaving techniques, creating ambiguity and depth. Anushka sees her work as a continuation of the organic harmony seen in nature and life. Her art making process is a series of intuitive decisions that result in a mess or harmony of individual stories that come together. A process of calming the storm and bringing order to chaos.
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Nombuso Dowelani, also known as Nombi, is a Newcastle-born, Johannesburg-based visual artist who documents her personal experiences using different mediums of art. She is currently completing a BA in Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg.
Mpho Mokgadi is a photographer from Pretoria, South Africa, currently based in Zurich, Switzerland. He completed the Advanced Programme in Photography at the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 2013, he has been featured in various online art magazines such as African Photography Network, based in Denmark, the local online blogs: Dynamic Africa and Between10and5.
Karabo Mooki, born in Johannesburg in 1988, is a photographer working in a range of genres including portraiture, fine art, travel, and documentary photography.
The camera has always been the empowered memory maker in his life. Pieces of life devolved through the sights of everyday shapes, striking colours, distinctive compositions, interpreting these into his images is my way of expressing his experiences. Finding my place amongst constant change and communicating through this form of dialogue.