“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.