Thokozani Mthiyane is a Johannesburg based artist. He has been influenced by his time spent under the tutelage of artists Sfiso KaMkame and Thami Jali. Mthiyane has experience in children’s theatre with the Madcap’s Educational Theatre Company, after which he had his first solo exhibition at the Flat Gallery in Durban. Mthiyane’s artistic flare stems from his creative combination of painting and poetry. He has exhibited for Alliance Françoise and Resolution Gallery in Johannesburg. In 2015 he had a solo exhibition titled “Whetin dey happen Lagos/ Jozi” at Mzansi Gallery Johannesburg South Africa. He was represented by Art Eye Gallery and had his solo show titled “Soul Songs: The shape of my head.”
Whenever Mthiyane paints he plays a lot of jazz in the background and that also fuels his thought process. His works are more about personal expression and the channelling of innate creative forces than they are stylistically reflexive engagements with the discourse of art history. “The works are only premeditated up to maybe the first gesture. After that to complete them, it’s something completely different", he says.