Ricky Ayanda Dyaloyi
RICKY AYANDA DYALOYI (1974 - ) Ricky Dyaloyi paints in a sophisticated, restrained palette. His images are more than simple snapshots of township life as they explore the various predicaments of contemporary African society, specifically as he observes it in his community. Using materials that often reflect and echo his surroundings, he is fond of working on rough, untreated canvas, occasionally mixing his paint with sand and dust. From his early childhood days in Gugulethu, Cape Town, Dyaloyi, has shown an interest in art. During the 1990s Dyaloyi was a participant in the Thupelo programme. The ideas, experiences and techniques that he was exposed to in this shared working space would have a far-reaching influence on his work. Dyaloyi has participated in numerous group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad, notably 10 - Celebrating Ten Years of Democracy at the South African National Gallery, Cape Town in 2004. 2015 saw the latest of his more than nine solo exhibitions, Shaman of The Everyday at Everard Read, Cape Town. Artworks by Dyaloyi are included in various collections in South Africa and abroad including the Hollard Art Collection, Iziko South African National Gallery, The Leeu Art Collection, Old Mutual Art Collection, OMAM Art Collection, Santam Art Collection, Sanlam Art Collection, Spier Art Collection, and the Van den Ende Collection, Netherlands.
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