BY SIBUSISO DUMA
Sibusiso Duma is searching for solutions to his life and environment and through this investigation; he shares the stories of his childhood, his social opinions and the beliefs of his culture. His pictorial stories enrich one deeply with an understanding of his life and strikingly, it is the dominance of the human figure in his work which underlines his strong visual language.
Sibusiso Duma was born in Mbumbulu, KwaZulu Natal in 1978. He has been exhibited frequently both locally and internationally including notable solo exhibitions at Stevenson and ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg and the AVA Gallery, Cape Town. His works are included in important private and public collections.
BY MARK RAUTENBACH
Mark Rautenbach’s latest body of work, ‘Underpinnings’ looks at unseen forces and tensions, which are inside, beneath, behind and between visible things. Materially, this is expressed by securing, stretching and suspending fine, colourful hand-knitted circular fabrics attached by small gold safety pins. These materials have no intrinsic value and as separate actions they go largely unnoticed. However, when combined in such a manner, they give form to something striking, complex, vital, and compelling.
Mark Rautenbach (1964 - ) currently lives and works in Cape Town. His artworks have been included in a number of significant public exhibitions, commissions and residencies.