In March 2016, Lizamore & Associates announced that emerging artist Banele Khoza is the new Johannes Stegmann Mentee.
Banele Khoza creates ghostly works in watercolour and sharper, yet still surreal, digital illustrations. Though his images contain elements of escapism and fantasy, they speak to his own experiences – primarily in relation to identity issues and the way gender is presented and performed. Khoza is currently being mentored by acclaimed artist Colbert Mashile, who is mentoring him for is solo exhibition in March 2017.
Born in 1994, Khoza holds a BTech in Fine Arts (2015). He has participated in various group exhibitions and has been a finalist in various art competitions such as the Sasol New Signatures (2014), Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Award (2014), South Africa Taxi Foundation Award (2015) and the Barclays L'Atelier (2015).
He has also completed various commissions and projects, including an artwork for the Tshwane BRT A Re Yeng bus station (2015), a USA ambassadors residential mural drawing (2014) and an illustrated book cover for Edward Nkosi's The Bearer(2014).
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