10 Jan Characterful, geometric illustrations by Ndumiso Nyoni
Ndumiso Nyoni has been interested in drawing from an early age. In primary school he was part of the Art Club and in high school, took up art as one of his subjects, later going on to study Multimedia Design at the University of Johannesburg. The artist now works as a motion designer and illustrator.
Ndumiso’s work combines vibrant colours, bold textures and geometric shapes with African social themes.
“One theme I like to explore is identity. Due to its colonial past, Africa’s identity is one that is constantly merging with other identities and evolving. I find this especially true nowadays, where more and more African youth are embracing a precolonial approach to African identity and adding their own unique ‘contemporary’ twist to it. I interpret this as a celebration of who we are today by acknowledging our past,” he says.