Vusi Khumalo

 

“I paint from what I know and have experienced”- Vusi Khumalo.

Vusi Khumalo’s work is reflective of informal settlements-a visual and cultural icon to the South African landscape. He documents, rather than interprets, township scenes through the use of mixed media and collage. Khumalo uses the collograph technique, and then adds objects such as rusted tin (to create tin roofs), stones and paint to recreate the township. This is an important element to his work- as these are found objects that already exist, he has not created them- further reflecting his emphasis of realism and authenticity.

Vusi Khumalo collaborated with David Krut Print Workshop in 2013 to create a series of ghost print collographs and handpainting.

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A print seen at Khumalo's studio. Not available from Dabid Krut Projects

A print seen at Khumalo’s studio. Not available from Dabid Krut Projects

A Collograph print seen on a studio visit to Khumalo's studio. Not Available at David Krut Projects

A Collograph print seen on a studio visit to Khumalo’s studio. Not Available at David Krut Projects

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Vusi khumalo ghost print 1-p1[7]

A collograph ghost print. Available at David Krut Projects