Senzo Shabangu and Sipho Dwala will be working at the David Krut Workshop, Parkwood this week.
Shabangu will be mentoring South African artist, Sipho Dwala (1985) in linocut and monotype printmaking-processes. Dwala, who currently resides in Alexandra, studied Fine Arts at the University of Johannesburg (2009) and Digital Art at Wits University (2012).
Under the mentorship of Shabangu, he will be experimenting with linocuts and focusing on producing new work concerned with township-life in Alexandra. His work is currently focused on a few central themes, namely churches, football and music.
Aside from mentoring Dwala, Shabangu also plans on starting with new monotype works, using photos that he recently took in Kampala, Uganda at the National Biennial. He will be experimenting with four colour ranges within his new monotypes that was inspired by his previous use of multiple colours in linocuts.
Shabangu recently took part in the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2014 where some of his latest editions of linocut work, titled “Lord remind me who I am” and “Stand for yourself” was shown at DKP’s stand. The first mentioned work spoke to the feeling that God had given him talent as an artist and that he feels responsible to give support to other artists. The other work relates to surviving the challenges faced by city-life.