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Phumzile Buthelezi

1976 Johannesburg, South Africa

10 Works exhibited

Current location

Johannesburg

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Phumzile Buthelezi (b. 1976) has always had an affinity for art, starting from an age as young as 13 years old where she won third prize in a drawing competition. Throughout her developing stages as an artist her craft has included embroidery, crocheting, knitting, bead-work, and fabric painting. 

She invokes women and feminine energy as her muse; the sense of being associated and connected with nature and simultaneously being a critical site in cultural production; particularly the change in practicing agency – indicative of social, political and cultural changes is the driving force. The body of work is a physical extension of philosophy and cultural changes that have made the modern woman a multifaceted being, a bringing together of many different qualities and textures; through the use of different mediums and technical skills.

Her style is easily distinguishable, with organic forms and shapes and a colorful palette. Her work extends the qualities of nature; as beautiful, life giving, and a formidable force which also examples female energy of strength, beauty and nurturing qualities. Phumzile is an upcylcist, she uses recyclable materials in most of her works which is a product of her personal social-economic position as an woman who must bear the responsibilities of being a mother and wife. As an upcyclist she uses discarded materials to use her creative energy for socio-economic benefit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtRoom - Group Show, 2020
Ellis House Open Studio, 2020
Nirox Sculture Park - Corporate event pop-up solo exhibition, 2020
Ambiguous- Group Show, 2020
Undiscovered Canvas, France, 2020
SHE Impressions Group Show - The Project Space, 2019

The perfect muse – the role of woman has always been associated with nature while at the same time being a crucial indication of the significant changes in societies all around the world. The change especially in their agency is indicative of social, political and cultural changes. My work is a physical extension of philosophy and cultural changes that have made the modern woman a multifaceted being, a bringing together of many different qualities and textures; through the use of different mediums and technical skills. 

These mediums include reusable martials. I recycle, reuse, repurpose different materials and objects to create collages and sculptures or pursue any possibilities.  Work therefore is not restricted like the modern woman to specifics, and particular definition; they all differ in colour, texture, form and theme therefore disrupting boundaries that barricade woman to a singular definition and purpose, telling different stories about different journeys and lives of women. This body of work aims to show the different intangible layers that lie below the skin surface such as strength, courage and spirit.

Works by Phumzile Buthelezi

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2020

76 x 106 x 4 cm

2020

76 x 106 x 4 cm

1200,00 €

2020

90 x 140 cm

1400,00 €

2020

14.8 x 21 x 3 cm

200,00 €

2020

14.8 x 21 x 3 cm

200,00 €

2020

14.8 x 21 x 3 cm

200,00 €

2020

14.8 x 21 x 3 cm

200,00 €

2020

14.8 x 21 x 3 cm

200,00 €

2020

14.8 x 21 x 3 cm

200,00 €

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