The New African – A solo exhibition

The New African is a solo exhibition by Cape Town-born artist Buhle Nkalashe. It opens at the Youngblood Africa Gallery in Cape Town on 6 December.

Born in 1994, a time that marked an important turning point for the country, he says much of his work focuses on what it means to be a New African – looking at available opportunities, the diversity of the country and celebrating inspirational South Africans. “I mainly focus on South Africa and how people today are creating big headlines and making a name for themselves, as well as celebrating their skin colour, traditions and culture,” says Buhle.

“This newest collection of artworks relate to what I see today – a time in which Africans are proud of their heritage and identity and are not ashamed of their beliefs or the colour of their skin. It also celebrates creative African individuals who want to change Africa in their own way and not reference Western countries for approval and inspiration.”


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