Tusevo Landu was born in 1997 in the DRC. At the age of 9, he and his family moved to South Africa. In 2018, he began his journey as a printmaker at Artists Proof Studio in Johannesburg and has been mentored by Nkhensani Rihlampfu.
Landu’s work combines mixed media, printmaking, painting, charcoal and drawing. Reflecting on various subjects from his own personal beliefs to broader ideas around post-colonialism, freedom, religion, politics, xenophobia, adaptation, injustice, class, immigration, police brutality and society as a whole, he explores the complexities that determine the way we live, think, speak and laugh. Alongside these large questions, his practice investigates an ongoing theme of identity - something that he has grappled with since the age of twelve.
In terms of his professional experience, Landu worked as Olwethu Devos’ studio assistant and participated in the Ubuciko Professional Workshop in 2020. In 2019, Landu participated in the Fundamentalist Rationalism Print Competition organised by Eclectica Print Gallery.