Artist Themba Khumalo paints a charcoal portrait of Johannesburg

Written by Nikki Zakkas on June 6, 2017 in Art Themba Khumalo was born and raised in Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg. The mural and fine artist has always had an affinity for art. His creative journey began in childhood. “My love for art started at primary level of schooling when I used to draw my comic […]

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…Everything is but perception

Summer graffiti is a series of drawings that William engaged with when the school he went to attempts to raise some funds with his help. This gives the viewer a clue to the central position of the blackboard in the composition. It is also a reflection on his action of drawing and on our role […]

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Themba Khumalo | Progress

Progress Themba Khumalo 2016 – Saint Emilion, France We are nearing the end of the afternoon. Themba has just returned in St Emilion, after a day visit in the heart of Bordeaux. Some urban imagery invades his mind before his heart. The sky darkens a brewing storm guides his charcoal. The Republic’s Victory, appears in […]

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Themba Khumalo | Umlilo Ovuthayo II

Umlilo Ovuthayo II Themba Khumalo 2016 – Saint Emilion, France. Charcoal on Fabriano Paper   Charcoal defines itself as a black amorphous form of carbon made by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of Air. Themba decides to bring it back to life and tames this burned matter to suffocate, in this […]

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Sean O’Toole reviews William Kentridge’s exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau titled “No It Is!”

New York is where artists go to make a big splash, but Berlin is an increasingly important stopover for any artist with international aspirations..Click to view article […]

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A Late morning with Usha Seejarim

A Late morning with Usha Seejarim at The Bag Factory. I have seen her for many years, but had never looked at her. I had often heard her, but had never listened to her. Finally, we made the time to talk. It became a revelation to me. Usha was moving quietly and gently in her […]

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A conversation with Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode. Photo credit: Nils Müller / Wertical Diana d’Arenberg For the past couple of decades Berlin has become an international art world Mecca attracting more than 20,000 artists from around the world, including some of the biggest names in contemporary art: Tacita Dean, French artist Bernard Frize, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and American artist […]

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Pinhole Photography

I would like to thank Ryan Hitchcock and Simonetta of the Art Room for their kindness and generosity. It is with pride that we have included the “Untitled” photograph of Ryan caringly framed by Simonetta. This photograph was Created at Johannesburg Botanical Gardens (Emmarentia Park) in June 2015; the digital pinhole photograph is printed on […]

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