Thando

MY ART IS ABOUT ME AND THE SOCIETY.  I LOVE PEOPLE – MOSTLY WORKING ON HUMAN FIGURES BECAUSE PEOPLE INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY, FROM THE GUY SELLING ICE AND CIGARETTES AT THE ROBOT TO THE LADY WHO SELLS ‘AMAGWINYA’ ON A BUSY CORNER IN THE CBD. AND OFCOURSE OGOGO EMAKHAYA WHO TAKES CARE OF FATHERLESS GRANDCHILDREN.

 

I STARTED FULLY FOCUSING ON ART AROUND 2006 BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED IT, AND I LOVE THEATRE AND WRITING, SO I DECIDED TO START CREATING MY OWN ART WHICH IS MOSTLY MIXED MEDIA AND I INCLUDE SOME OF MY WRITING AS WELL…

 

THE MAIN REASON I PURSUED ART IS BECAUSE I DISCOVERED WHILE IN HIGH SCHOO,L THAT PEOPLE LOVED MY SKETCHES AND MY WRITING AND THEY ENCOURAGED ME TO PURSUE IT.  THE OTHER THING IS, I WANTED TO MAKE MY GRANDMOTHER PROUD, BECAUSE I GREW UP IN A COMMUNITY WHERE IF A FAMILY WAS POOR, THEY WERE NOT CONSIDERED IN ANY WAY.

 

MY DREAM IS TO SEE PEOPLE HAPPY WHETHER THEY ARE RICH OR POOR, AND I DREAM OF SOCIETY FULL OF COLOUR, HENCE THE COLOURS I USE IN MY ARTWORKS.

 

I AM PROUD TO SAY MY ART DOES NOT REFLECT A SAD OR BITTER ARTIST, BUT A HAPPY SOUL FULL OF DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS.