Posted on: May 18, 2022 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

Simphiwe Kaka is a Cape town based emerging artist who uses his art as a commentary on the political climate and contradictions that drive his society.

His paintings are created using oil on canvas utilising the style of Sfumato created by Leonardo Da Vinci, blended with the impasto technique to create his own unique identity.

This is what he has to say about what he hopes to achieve with his work: “My work focuses on portraiture and the inspiration is drawn from how the youth view the current political climate in their society; and I also juxtaposition them in landscapes that do not exist so as to outline their need to change the world.”

Enjoy reading Simphiwe’s interview with Afrinova Founder – Keabetswe Boccomino, where he talks about growing up, his involvement and techniques in art, inspiration, what the future holds, and many more.


Culled from: Afrinova

Image Attribution: Afrinova


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