04 Oct Update: Sindiso Nyoni
We first featured Sindiso Nyoni’s politically-charged artwork in 2011 and more recently featured his illustrated response to the Lonmin shootings. This is some work by the Bulawayo-born, self developed artist, activist, multi-disciplinary designer and contemporary illustrator that we’ve never featured before. Some from as far back as 2010 but some so recent they’re only works in progress.
Sindiso gave us some background info for each piece, the first being the cover for local band BIG FKN GUN’s long-awaited EP Pop Models.
A Limited Edition poster design for ‘My Africa Is‘, an upcoming documentary series which exposes a balanced side of Africa. The series will follow change-makers in various cities across sub-Saharan Africa – they are young, doing some really cool things, and starting a new conversation. Their stories are real; some subjects will inspire, others will provoke, but each one will challenge what you thought you knew and reintroduce you to OUR Africa. Each episode takes you on a trip to a different location, discovering the uniqueness of each city and appreciating Africa’s diversity, as the series brings it all together.
Titled ‘Ewo Super’, Haitian creole for ‘Super hero’, this screen print was Am I Collective’s submission for the Haiti Poster Project, a Haiti relief exhibition in conjunction with Doctors Without Borders and Moxie Sozo in Colorado.
The cover for BIG FKN GUN’s single ‘R!OT’, dedicated to Sindiso as their long term artist collaborator.
‘Kaizer Chief’, a limited edition print that was part of the Thesis Social Jams’ group art show based on legendary Sowetan figures.
This artwork was featured in Times Square, New York City, as part of the Art Takes Times Square exhibition this year.
The Dambe Boxer is Sindiso’s contribution to the ABSOLUT BLANK SA Launch event which took place in downtown Joburg in March. ABSOLUT BLANK is a global creative movement in which ABSOLUT appears as a catalyst for contemporary leading-edge creativity, in collaboration with a new generation of artists. At the event new artworks created in conjunction with Mzwandile Buthelezi, Faith 47, Imiso Ceramics and Sindiso were unveiled.
‘Ode to Colonialism’ is a poster that was featured in the limited edition Design Indaba publication, “Where It’s At”, guest edited and curated by Richard Hart of Disturbance Design. The poster(s), will also feature in an upcoming exhibition in Tenerife: “Agitators of our Conscience” which will be part of the Tenerife Design Festival in the Canary Islands.
A series of portrait commissions for a local mining company’s upcoming group exhibition. See more works in progress here.