Gallery 415 was proud to have exhibited works by renowned Durban-based artists Ezequiel Mabote and Malibongwe Shangase.
Mabote’s woodcut craft was perfected at the Bat Centre under the tutorship of Namibian artist Samuel Nbiguilo, and has found an audience at exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Europe. He works in a variety of mediums, including printmaking, batik, and oil pastels to reflect the intimate, rustic images of his people at work, leisure and prayer.
Under Mabote’s tutorship, Malibongwe Shangase has emerged as a distinctive new voice, who uses both woodcut and oil pastels to describe everyday life in the townships and rural areas across Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Specialising in oil pastels and wood cuts, both artists capture a hand-made image of life in their worlds, in a style that is distinctly and quintessentially African.
The exhibition opened at Gallery 415 on the 14th May and closed on 29th May 2009.