Samson Mnisi

Samson Mnisi

Samson Mnisi was born in 1971 in Lesotho. He studied Fine Art and photography at FUBA Academy. Since completing his studies he has participated in many group and solo exhibitions, both locally and internationally.

His art is a symbolic language of an abstract thought. Using patterns, lines, symbols and colour Mnisi explores and articulates his understanding of a ‘South African expression’. The recurring graphic symbols in his works signify visual codes of universal language representing peace, divergence, crossroads and eternal cycles. He sees himself as part of the timeless tradition of celebrating the human godliness from the first rock paintings, to the present time and beyond.

Sometimes also known as Rain Maker which refers to his last name - Mnisi - which translates to ‘they make it rain’. Using art as alchemy, his creativity is enacted through intuitive gestures, colours and forms across textured surfaces. In this way, Mnisi explores different cosmic dimensions across his paintings and offers them for viewers to delve into and find clues and keys that will take them into their own journeys.

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