Sandile Nzuza

Sandile Nzuza is a young Johannesburg based artists currently completing his art & design degree. Sandile is creating a name for himself as a great draughtsman who positions realism alongside found materials.

Sandile current work revolves around the theme of 'Revisiting my childhood' , which explores the world of a boy growing up in post-apartheid South Africa with little opportunity and with only the means to express creativity through inanimate objects generally found on the street and in the dustbin. There is a strong tradition of this in young artists throughout Africa, driven by a creative need to express themselves and document their surroundings but without the traditional artistic tools available to them they sought their "paint and brushes" in the rubbish dumps and streets that surrounded them.

Sandile's signature style has rapidly developed and defined itself and has been collected by many influential local collectors. Sandile has also been courted by various curators and galleries in New york and Italy.

Sandile recently won the Ekhureleni prize in the prestigious long standing Thami Myele competition in Johannesburg and was also featured in the art times. Sandile continues to create and study in South Africa and as well as exhibiting local has begun to show at fairs and exhibitions in Europe.


Sandile Nzuza

Selected Exhibitions

2013 - Ex-Alt New Art exhibition at the Torre Branca Tower in Milan, Italy.

2013 - Hoodoo Heartland, at The Studio, Main Road, Kalk Bay in Western Cape, South Africa.

2013 - A New Beginning, at the South Hill Vineyards, Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa.

2013 - "FADA Students' Exhibition", at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.