Cristina Ballbé Ruiz

“Life is abstract. Through eyes that are minimalist.” So says this Barcelona-born painter Cristina Ballbé Ruiz. The young female artist’s view is evident in her new series of abstractions that began when she moved to Johannesburg in early 2017. They represent her distillation – into balanced, abstract landscapes – of the differences that exist for…

Artist of the Month – Nhlanhla Chonco

Chonco’s work investigates the identity and heritage of indigenous people before colonial history and how they’ve reshaped their identity in post-Apartheid South Africa. He also explores African ceremonies as a form spiritual performance that allow people to connect with their spirituality. And shows how the modern age has led to a disconnection from this.  Nhlanhla Chonco was…

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What you’ve always been too shy to ask – “What is performance art?…” When discontented with conventional forms of art – like painting, drawing and sculpture – artists often turn to performance to rejuvenate their work. In this genre art is presented “live,” usually by the artist, solo or with collaborators or performers. Performance art has…

Artist of the Month – Thalente Khomo

Thalente Khomo uses photography to question exploitation – Introducing, Thalente Khomo – a young female South African conceptual photographer born in 25 September 1995 near Margate on Durban’s South Coast. As a member of the Amasosha art Movement (a collective of young Durban artists promoting hard work and solidarity amongst artists) she questions, in her…

Sandra Legg (June 2018)

Sandra Legg was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1982. Legg is self-taught and works predominantly in the medium of photography and composite digital images.  Her work is influenced by her previous experience with painting, music and dance. Her portraits and surreal composite images are inspired not only by the subject, but also by stories,…