Siyabonga Mlambi was born in the small town of Bizana located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This area is famous for sharing the birthplace of Winnie Madikizela Mandela and anti-apartheid politician Oliver Tambo. Built with mixture of warm hospitality, cultural sites, and breath-taking landscapes mixed with the click language of Xhosa tribal traditions make this location like no other in the world. Almost love at first sight, Siyabonga became smitten with art as a child and by the time he finished High School it was full-blown love affair. While in college he studied art and design and focused his attention on nature and various colour palettes. Upon graduating his mediums of choice became acrylic, fabric, stones, grass, ink and graphite. As his artistic skill-set matured, he began experimenting with various styles and technique, which ultimately lead his to discover a style that would later become his signature. Identified as Superblur African Synthetic Cubism/Circlelism the style aim is to entertain the viewer with beauty and desire that the eye cannot see but only the heart can feel. Similarly to the way we interpret music subconsciously that has touched our lives in ways that became forever memorable. In his own words “My work stems from observation while problem solving. I look to do it in a way that is honest and from a distance. My influences explore the idea of changing lives in the world through meaningful massages and stories of everyday happening. I am also a poet, therefore no matter if I'm being artistic through mixed media or words; I hope to convey a message of love that hits the heart and spirit of all that I encounter". Solo & Group Exhibitions 2019 – LAE Group exhibition –– “Contemporary African Art meets European Design” - European Light & Design Centre 2019 – Group Exhibition – “Africa’s Art Collective Seasons Spring 2019” - The Mall of Africa 2019 – Turbine Art Fair 2019 - Group Exhibition – “Africa’s Art Collective Seasons Autumn 2019” - The Mall of Africa 2019 – LAE Group Exhibition –– “African Influences” - The Hyatt Regency Hotel Rosebank 2019 – Group Exhibition – Curated by Leigh Rein – Werksmans Sandton 2018 – LAE Group Exhibition – “Thebe Ya Mosadi - She is Power” – Urban Tree Sandton 2018 – LAE Group Exhibition – “FNB Early Childhood Development Fundraiser” – FNB Private Wealth Sandton 2016 – Group Exhibition – Margate Art Museum – South Coast KZN
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