“Art is a Universal language that allows us to make a next move”
Amasosha is a collective of young artists from Durban who united together to form a movement that will allow Durban artists to work together as a unit and help each other in uplifting their skills in this art world. Amasosha is a Zulu word that means soldiers, people who have patience, courage and also who are hard workers that work in unit and fight up until they win.
The mission of the movement is to shape each other in terms of ideas, share skills in the construction of our work and to create art that can have a dialogue with different cultures about neglected stories of our society.
1. Mthobisi Maphumulo. Artist – painter. Mthobisi is the founder of the movement.
Mthobisi’s art is a critique on the social construction of our communities. He is interested in the inhumanity leading to the stratification into lower and upper class. He revisits our Colonial history in order to challenge the residues of the past that infringe significantly on present life.
His work is also an exploration of different mediums such as wood cut, oil pastel and mono print. The mixed medium qualities are an interplay between the human condition of the subject and the tactility of the material choices.
Please also see the separate, second write up on this studio: 2. Amasosha Art Movement. Artists: Mondli Mbhele. Artist- collage and
Thalente Khomo. Artist – photographer
There are a number of talented people in this studio. The photographs also show the hand made clay pots of Mabusi Ntuli and the van Gogh like technique of Nhlakanipho Mkhize’s painting.
The studio is open weekdays and weekends by appointment. The only public holidays that we are closed: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
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