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Introducing “To: The Unknown” by Banele Khoza

LKB/G is pleased to present Banele Khoza‘s  first solo exhibition in Germany: To: The Unknown. Born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, Swaziland, Khoza is a Pretoria based contemporary artist obsessed with expression of the current state of affairs in human relations. Banele moved to South Africa in 2008 and has since then taken over the title of young up […]

Banele Khoza

Banele Khoza: a man to watch

With a recent solo show at Zeitz MOCAA, the 2017 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award under his belt and a fleet of taxis covered in his work (as the result of him winning the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award), Banele Khoza’s work is going places.      Khoza’s first suite of lithographs published by The […]

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New photography and young painters shine at Strauss & Co’s Contemporary Art Sale

23 new world records 6 new South African records Highest price ever achieved in South Africa for photography Paintings dominated the top ten lots sold at Strauss & Co’s much-anticipated contemporary art sale in Cape Town, but it was Athi-Patra Ruga’s vibrant colour photograph of a balloon-clad figure astride a zebra that ultimately topped the […]

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self Absa

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self

Through an eye-opening new exhibition at the Absa Gallery from 11 November 2018 to 25 January 2019, Banele Khoza shines the light on the difficulties experienced by young creatives trying to obtain an education and start their careers. One of the most promising artists to have come out of the Absa L’Atelier art competition in […]

November 2018

November 2018


This month in Creative Feel, we look at the art spaces that are powering the transformation of Joburg’s inner city, and on our cover we feature a gritty photograph by Cale Waddacor that represents this unique, buzzing city. We reveal Herman Charles Bosman’s deep love for Johannesburg’s spaces, explore the latest pantomime at the Joburg […]


#FNBJAF20: The search for Africa’s most influential new artistic talent

The FNB JoburgArtFair is asking YOU to vote for your favourite up-and-coming artist from around the continent. Nominate and vote for your favourite new and exciting talent by posting the artist’s name with the hashtag #FNBJAF20 on Instagram or Twitter (or go onto their website, browse through the amazing artists featured and vote) for a […]

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Zeitz MOCAA’s Curatorial Lab officially opens with emphasis on the preservation of human rights

On 11 April 2018, the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was official opened by Kees van Baar, Human Rights Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A new exhibition by Banele Khoza was on view to celebrate the opening of the space.      Situated on Level 1 at Zeitz […]


Absa Gallery hosts first-ever group exhibition of all Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award winners

Gerard Sekoto is widely recognised as the pioneer of black South African art. He changed the narrative of how the work and lives of black South African artists would be perceived, valued and documented. It was for these reasons that the Absa L’Atelier awards honoured the artist’s legacy by introducing the Gerard Sekoto Award in […]


The 2017 Absa L’Atelier: A bright future for African art

The Absa L’Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious and revered art competitions. Each year, it provides young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad and further develop their careers and personal brands. With the winners of this year’s competition just announced, we speak with Absa Art and […]


Of Mothers and Others

Kenyan artist, Maral Bolouri, has been announced as the overall winner of the prestigious Absa L’Atelier 2017. Born in 1982, Maral Bolouri has a BA (Fine Arts) from Tehran University of Art, as well as an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Kenya, […]


Lonely Nights, Temporary Feelings and Note Making

Banele Khoza, a fine artist based in Pretoria, has been awarded the 2017 Gerard Sekoto Award from the Absa L’Atelier for his series of digital drawings Note Making. Banele Khoza was born in Swaziland and moved to South Africa in 2008. He initially started studying fashion at LISOF, but soon realised his passion lay in […]


Unpacking social stereotypes

The First Merit Award for this year’s Absa L’Atelier is Ghanian artist Priscilla Kennedy. Priscilla Kennedy (b.1994) is presently studying towards a BA (Fine Arts) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Since 2015 she has participated in several group exhibitions in Ghana. Of her Untitled work, Kennedy says, ‘This body of […]


‘A sickening symbol of sloth’

South African artist Wilhelmina Nell has been awarded the Second Merit Award at the 2017 Absa L’Atelier.    Wilhelmina Nell (b.1990) obtained a BA (FA) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2014. She was a finalist in the L’Atelier competition in 2014. Nell’s winning work, No Evidence of a Struggle, is made from bronze, […]


Powerful voices reclaiming their spaces

Photographer Manyatsa Monyamane from South Africa has won the Third Merit Award at the 2017 Absa L’Atelier. Manyatsa Monyamane (b.1989) graduated with a BTech (Photography) from Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Monyamane has participated in several group exhibitions, including Fresh Produce at Turbine Art Fair 2017. In her work Koko Meikie, Monyamane asks, ‘When does […]


Me Now, The Mango Picker

Now in its twenty-third year, OppiKoppi has announced it is here to stay. Ranked the fourth best music festival in the world, this October will see the festival continue to do its part to change the country and bring people together in a spontaneous and natural way. The theme for this year, ‘Me Now, the […]

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Winners of the 2017 SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Announced

On 5 April 2017, the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, now in its third year, announced the Award winner and top five category finalists at the launch of the Award exhibition at Lizamore & Associates Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Each of these artists won a cash prize along with the opportunity to have their work showcased […]

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Absa Gallery spotlights fascinating artists’ books in Bibliophilia

Lovers of fine, contemporary South African art will get a rare glimpse inside the minds of some of the country’s top visual artists this month when the intriguing Bibliophilia … Turning the Pages group exhibition opens at the Absa Gallery on Sunday, 5 February. This creative showcase explores bibliophilia, or the love of reading, admiring […]

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New look L’Atelier launches to nurture African talent and give art light

Absa, in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), launched the new-look Absa L’Atelier to identify and nurture the rich artistic talent across Africa by giving the next generation of artists the grounding and skills they need to bring their possibilities to life, build sustainable careers and give art light […]

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Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Bull’

Picasso’s drawings of bulls inspired Apple’s famously simple designs      ‘It takes a lot of hard work,’ Steve Jobs once said, ‘to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.’      He was referring, of course, to Apple and its notoriously rigorous design process. But he […]

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