B. 1991, Durban, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating with a Diploma in Multimedia Studies at the Centre for Fine Art, Ani- mation and Design College, Mthiyane earned his stripes in design at a number of studios and advertising agencies in Johannesburg. His love for paintings saw Mthiyane pursue an artistic practice that is founded on explor- ing and critiquing social and spiritual norms through figurativism and portraiture. Mthi- yane’s most recent body of work titled “In search of the miraculous” (inspired by Russian philosopher P.D Ouspensky, allegories, metaphors and mythologies to name a few) ex- plores miracles as an extension of God. This body of work explores the use of doves that denote peace, love and harmonious energy that surrounds and guards us throughout our existence. Throughout his work, Mthiyane probes self-awareness and the idea of reality. Mthiyane has participated in a number of group exhibitions including “Emerge” at The Station House DSTP in Florida, USA and the “Portrait Show” at Everard Read in Johan- nesburg. Mthiyane was awarded the SAFFCA Artist of The Month in September 2020, which resulted in a two man exhibition titled “In Search” alongside emerging artist Lindo Zwane, Mfundo is currently featured in a group show titled In Your Shadow – Masking Realities at SMAC gallery in Cape Town.
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