Anthony Wakaba Mutheki: Zola
Anthony Wakaba Mutheki’s rise to fame has been nothing short of meteoric. Wakaba has had no formal training and lived in a shelter in Johannesburg as little as 12 years ago. Wakaba has sold works to corporates and private collectors throughout the world and can boast sell outs in both New York and Philadelphia. He has travelled extensively: United States, France, Dubai and throughout Africa (19 countries in total), experiencing different cultures first hand. He now works from The North Coast of Kwazulu Natal and has developed an extremely loyal following of art collectors. However Wakaba never fails to forget his humble beginnings and is constantly involved in charitable projects and in assisting young up and coming artists.
Gavin Rain: Francois Pienaar
Rain, who uses an intricate and sculptured array of layers and colors to produce artworks that at first glance appear to be beautiful patterns but with closer examination turn out to be images of people, reinforces the notion of stepping back in order to recognize the role of people in our lives and in the composition of the fabric of our society.
Wilma Cruise: Michelle Botes
Cruise has had eleven one-person shows and curated several others. She has won awards including Architect’s Project Award in 2000 for the Women’s Monument at the Union Buildings, the Quarterly Vita Award in 1993 for Nicholas – October 1990 and the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award at the Biennale Internazionale Dell’arte Contemporanea, Florence. Her work is represented in The South African National Gallery, the Corobrik Collection, the Pretoria Art Museum, The Durban Art Museum, the University of South Africa, MTN, the Billiton Collection, Standard Bank and the Constitutional Court.
Richard Scott: Brigitte Willers
South African artist Richard Scott, has exhibited throughout South Africa and Europe. Using sculpture, painting and print to express himself, and even wrote a book. Quote: “Society has conditioned humans to draw such hard thick lines between our outer and inner beings, that we cannot see the white for the colour. Humans even do this with nature and man-made objects. We choose to ignore the animal life and mountains and forests. We choose not to see the pureness of these subjects, we choose to kill and cut down to use in our colorful society. Our conditioned society.”
Richard Scott: Arno Carstens
Richard Scott has completed a second painting for our Glamour Aid project, of Arno Carstens.
Sarah Danes Jarrett: Victor Matfield
Sarah Danes Jarrett was born in England, raised wild in Zimbabwe1985 she qualified with a graphic design diploma and then embarked on a design career in Johannesburg, won 3 CLIOS. In 1998 Sarah retired from design when she became a mother and in 2000 she faced her first blank canvas. Now she has 350 works in art collections around the world.
Chrys Mammous: Nelson Mandela
Artist, designer, model, property consultant. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe and of Cypriot Greek descent, Chrystalla showed a talent for art at a young age. Studied Science at WITS University in Jhb, returning to the creative field of art & design to complete various digital design qualifications. She has operated a Digital Design business, LCD ~ Shekinah Marketing for 12 years. Chrys has travelled in Europe & Asia, Taiwan for 3 years teaching, designing & painting. Her recent collection of work has spiritual inspiration representing her faith.
Jacki Bruniquel: Roland Schoeman
Jacki Bruniquel is a Durban based artist and also works as a freelance photographer. After completing a Fine Art degree at Michaelis, UCT, Jacki spent a large portion of her adult life backpacking around the world. Unable to settle overseas she returned to South Africa for good and completed a Higher Diploma in Photography at DUT.
In her fine art work Jacki combines photography, painting and collage to create mixed media works which are richly layered and textured. This work is highly original and has been described as contemporary, dreamlike, positive and pertinent. On a conceptual level she explores the notion of South African identity, her love of the country and its natural settings but her art is also deeply personal and emotional.
Lionel Smit: Tarina Patel
Lionel is a self-taught artist who now lives and works in Cape Town from his studio. He is best known for his contemporary portraiture on large canvasses and sculptures.
Smit exhibits locally in SA where he is considered one of the country’s youngest investment artists. He is currently represented in London and Hong Kong, with his work being included in exhibitions and art fairs in Amsterdam, Germany, India, Miami, Monaco & Sydney.
Smit’s painting has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, chosen as the ‘face’ of the BP Portrait Award 2013. Received Ministerial Award from the Department of Arts and Culture and the publication of one of his paintings on the cover of Christie’s Auction Catalogue in London.
Bongi Bengu: Loyiso Bala
Born in 1970 in Eshowe, Bongi Bengu left South Africa in 1978 when her family went into political exile. Her schooling was in Switzerland and Swaziland. She obtained a BA in Fine Arts, Cum Laude from Mount Vernon College in Washington D.C. in 1993, and subsequently retuned to South Africa, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape town, in 1997. She has exhibited widely and has been the recipient of a number of residencies abroad.
Aparna Swarup: Leleti Khumalo
Aparna has participated in group exhibitions by the ICCR and Germany’s Heinrich Boll Foundation, and has held solo exhibitions at the Alliance Francaise in Addis Ababa, the Addis Ababa Hilton, the Nehru Centre in London and British art gallery ‘Artistic License’. Her works have also featured in the UK’s Affordable Art Fair. Most recently, she participated in an artist’s camp in Agra celebrating 350 years of the Taj Mahal with celebrated Indian and Pakistani Artists. Her works are in different galleries in Delhi and with private collectors and art investors in the US, UK, Ethiopia, Israel and several other countries.
Ignatius Marx: Megan Coleman
Has done work for numerous Governmental, Private and Corporate bodies.
Works in Public/Corporate collections include:
Ford Museum, Ford International Motor Corp. USA, Wesbank, SASOL, Rand Water Board, AA life, ISCOR, Kangwane Government, Sasolburg Regional Council, Vanderbijlpark Municipality, Touchstone Game Ranch, Dorbyl Properties, Afchem, Mitsubishi SA, Tshukudu Lodge; Pilanesberg National Park etc.
Paul Sekete: Thuli Sithole
A self-trained artist, working both as a sculptor and painter, Paul Sekete is comprehensively unrestricted; there are neither limits nor boundaries in his art. He has evolved his own language, a secret script that describes his world and invites us to journey with him to places and possibilities that are both real and imagined, familiar yet mysterious.
Vanessa Berlein: Edith Venter
As an artist, Vanessa have worked predominantly in paint medium on canvas, but have experimented with photography, sculpture, drawing and print medium. And although she concentrated on painting, she continued to experiment with photographic images and print, and often does figurative work, using oil, charcoal, pencil and acrylic. A self professed world traveller, she taps into her African background, and personal experiences to create unique and expressive art.
Nomusa Makhuba: Gary Player
With numerous high profile art awards under her name, Nomusa’s art and talents extended beyond the visual boundaries, and she lent her hand and voice to the South African Library for the Blind as narrator. Currently reading for an M.A. this multi talented artist’s focus mainly consist of identities, drawing most of her inspiration from her own personal identity. Exploring the language and space where identities manifest themselves, makes her artwork not only soulful, but rich in self-exploration.
Abe Mathabe: Watershed
Soweto born Abe started his art studies part time at the Entokozweni Community Centre in Soweto and then completed the Foundation Course at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. In addition, he has studied Graphic Design and is currently studying printmaking at the Artist Proof Studio in Newtown.
Abe has exhibited in Johannesburg, as well as Gaborone, and his work is in private collections both locally, as well as in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.