Songezo Zantsi was born 1991 and studied Art & Design at the College of Cape Town. After graduating in 2017 and he started working in the art industry being a production assistant and designer with a home decor company. Zantsi is a painter and mixed media artist my work depicts African culture and traditions. The culture and traditions of the Ciskei and Transkei people, in particular, inspire his works. Through his work Zantsi question's why many of the products used in traditional ceremonies are Western objects. These objects become the foundation upon which the figures rest, raising questions about where and how culture and tradition are formed, as well as lamenting the loss of pre-colonial identity.
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