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ANDREW NTSHABELE


































                Artist, Andrew Ntshabele, born              on the socio-economic challenges           NEW: WORK ON CANVAS                   05
                1986, lives and works in the inner          that the majority of Black South           WORKS ON HISTORIC SCORES              06
                city of Johannesburg, and his art is        Africans face. My focal subject            WORKS ON HISTORIC STAMPS              14

                informed by his environment. His            matter is often the pollution and          WORKS ON NEWSPAPER                    16
                mixed-media paintings – a fusion of         rubbish amongst which the inner-           LARGE FORMAT
                collage and acrylic – depict what he        city residents live, which is why my       JOBURG STREET SCENES                  84
                sees and lives with every day.              paintings incorporate more than one        WORKS ON SHWESHWE                     88

                                                            medium. They’re a fusion of collage
                Andrew was born in the small rural          and acrylic paint, and are produced
                town of Moruleng in the North               from photographs I take on my daily
                West Province but moved with his            travels around the inner city and its

                family to the city at a young age.          outskirts.”
                He studied Art at the University of
                Johannesburg and was awarded his
                BTech degree, majoring in painting,

                in 2013.                                                                                   The image shows Andre Ntshabele’s
                                                                                                            latest solo-exhibition in Berlin 2020
                “I have lived in Johannesburg since
                the age of four and have witnessed

                its physical, socio-economic and
                political changes post-Apartheid,” he
                explains. “I still live in the inner city
                where I’m confronted by poverty,

                pollution and urban decay every day.
                I’m interested in the people who live
                in this environment, in the negative
                effects of rapid urbanisation and

                how they put a strain on the people I
                encounter and interact with daily.”


                Andrew’s work investigates the

                social predicament of the city to
                understand the root causes of the
                current inner-city decay.
                “My work is a social commentary



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