Artist Proof Studio (APS), in association with Arte Vita Mastrantonio and Rand Merchant Bank, presented the concept of ’good living’ through a thoughtful curation of exceptional art, food and wine. To celebrate this collaboration, APS selected eight talented and passionate printmakers to create a limited edition series of detailed wine label artworks, exclusively for RMB WineX 2015.
Khumalo was born in 1987 in Soweto. He graduated in printmaking at APS where he obtained a SETA Accredited Design Foundation Certificate and went on to complete a Professional Printmaking course under the sponsorship of Pinpoint One at Artist Proof Studio (2009). Apart from printmaking, Khumalo works on various mural projects in his community and the inner city.
Tsoka was born in 1992. He started at APS in 2011 and graduated in 2014. He is currently working towards being a fulltime artist and is doing an internship in the Pro-Shop at APS.
Tshikhuthula was born in 1983 in Tzaneen, South Africa. In 2005 he studied at the Matongoni Art Academy under the mentorship of Avhashoni Mainganye who encouraged him to specialise in printmaking at the APS. He then moved to Johannesburg where he obtained his Professional Printmaking Certificate from APS in 2010.
Sithole was born in Johannesburg in 1989. He attended school at Raphela Secondary. After completing his matric in 2008, he attended APS where he completed three years of training.
Nhlapo was born in Reitz in the Free State. He started his art career at the Soyikwa Art Academy in Diepkloof, Soweto. He graduated from APS in 2013. During his time at APS, he has been exposed to community outreach programmes and various special projects.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, Vosloo received his National Diploma in Visual Arts from the University of Johannesburg in 2013. In 2014, Vosloo completed the practical component of his B-Tech degree with distinction. Currently, Vosloo works at APS where he prints editions for a number of artists.
Sizwe Khoza was born in Mozambique and moved to South Africa in 1995. Khoza graduated from APS in 2012 and was one of the top students in his class. Following an internship with APS, Khoza is a teacher in printmaking for first and second year students.
Mabote was born in 1982 in the Eastern Free State (Qwa- Qwa). He now resides in Braamfischerville, Johannesburg. Mabote completed his printmaking training at APS. He currently works as a facilitator in the outreach programme at APS and is a practicing artist.