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After four years of work and study in Johannesburg, Thulani Shongwe
(1980) returned to his town of birth Newcastle, South Africa. Comissioned by the local gallery (Carnegie Art Gallery) Thulani Shongwe continues to deepen his line of work and subjects in painting.Subjects that touch the fusing together of cultures, or to be more
precise, South African and Western culture. Black South African culture is strongly shaped and modelled by Western influences. Shongwe finds these aspects present in the colourful patterned Dutch fabrics that used to be worn by black South Africans. Symbols that turn up in his paintings of copied Western historic sceneries as portraits and Dutch domestic interiors. Sceneries that reveal the aspects of a daily life we can still relate to seen from both African as Western
perspective.
Thulani Shongwe finished his degree in fine arts at Wiwatersrand Johannesburg. He took part in several exhibitions in South Africa including the Absa Atelier, Johannesburg (2002 and 2003) and the World Summit 2002, Johannesburg. He took second place in the "Fresh Blue Dove" art competition (2001) and became one of the finalist in the Brett Kibble art award (2004). In October 2006 Thulani shows his work at Galerie 23, Amsterdam. Accordingly he plans an installation at Hotel Winston, Amsterdam.

Thulani Shongwe
South Africa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere
Zanele Muholi
Lara Bourdin
Awaad Issa
Ashraf Moneim
Louis Boshoff
Krishna Luchoomun
Ruan Hoffmann
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers
Michele Tabor
Koyo Kouoh
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Hasan and Husain Essop
Leo Lefort
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye
Adriaan de Villiers
Zanele Muholi
Hadia Gana
James Iroha Uchechukwu
Mahmoud Khaled
Sarah Erzfinke
Thierry Mandon
Batoul Shimi
Gabriel Kemzo Malou
Odili Donald Odita
Ngone Fall
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita
Rehab El Sadek
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpè
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Rafs Mayet
Henk Rossouw
Nawaal Deane
Darryl Accone
Louis Mhlanga
Krishna Luchoomun
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer
Artists 1992-1998 >>