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…

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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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KHOMO TAKES DURBAN ART TO NEW AUDIENCES

The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Photography alumnus, Thalente Khomo will be among the 17 vibrant artists who will be exhibiting at the Isambulo Art exhibition, which is taking place at the Henry George Gallery on Thursday, 27 September 2018 in Johannesburg. The exhibition is organised by Amasosha- a collective of young artists from Durban…

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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…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH – Solomon Omogboye (July & August 2018)

Solomon talks about his latest exhibition titled, “ile – how to say home in Yoruba” “To me, home is a safe space. The place where one’s free from attack; experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s where people share with and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it don’t need to be…

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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,…

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