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Artist's unique style revealed

By unknown | Apr 28, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Mbongeni Buthelezi, one of the country's most talented and hard-working artists, is holding an exhibition of thought-provoking works in central Johannesburg.

The exhibition is being hosted by the Seippel Gallery in association with the Pretoria Art Museum. It is Buthelezi's first national touring exhibition.

On show will be black-and-white portraits, colourful works from the series childhood, sepia paintings from the Winter in Kliptown series and an overview of Buthelezi's latest plastic paintings.

Buthelezi has moved on from the style of his earlier paintings and aquarelle drawings to a unique figurative technique that produces works resembling sculptured reliefs and abstract forms.

His more recent works switch between abstract and figurative styles and his subject is often the daily-life experiences of South Africans. Children, music and township life are Buthelezi's favourite themes.

From Pretoria, the exhibition will move to the Sasol Museum in Stellenbosch from September 16 to October 24, the Red Location Museum in Port Elizabeth and other venues. The exhibition is expected to be on tour until 2011.

In addition to beautiful art, educational workshops will also be presented at the museums .


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