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Artist to watch: Buhle Nkalashe

Image: Supplied
Image: Supplied


Buhle Nkalashe, 24.

What do they do?

Nkalashe is a graphic designer and mixed media artist.

Why care?

“My artworks relate to what I see today; a time in which Africans are proud of their heritage and identity and are not ashamed of their beliefs or the colour of their skin. It also celebrates creative African individuals who want to change Africa in their own way and not reference Western countries for approval and inspiration. This is a generation of young black Africans making a name for themselves through their work and placing some traditional element to it. I use many traditional patterns and colours to represent that we are diverse, creative and beautiful in our own individual way.”

Where can I find him?

Nkalashe will be showcasing at the Art Collective at the Mall Of Africa. The Art Collective showcase boasts the largest series of public art exhibitions in Africa, with over 500 pieces on display by 120 artists.

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