Zolile Phetshane (1973) obtained an Advanced Diploma in fine arts at the University of Witwatersrand (2006) and later joined the Artist Proof Studios in Johannesburg. Throughout his career, Phetshane has explored contemporary topics, such as religion, politics, consumerism and capitalism. He explores the intricates of these themes through a combination of abstract colour fields and figurative elements and symbols. He works in a variety of mediums ranging from printmaking, works on paper in pastel and acrylic and oil on canvas.
Lizamore & Associates has been working with the artist since 2008 and has developed a close partnership with the artist over the past decade. Phetshane has participated in many fairs with the gallery, including the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the Investec Cape Town Art Fair and the RMB Turbine Art Fair. Lizamore & Associates has also hosted numerous group and two-person exhibitions that includes Phetshane’s work. Phetshane’s work has also been shown at the North West University Gallery (2014) and with Clifton Boulder in Europe. The artist has also shown many successful solo exhibitions with the gallery, including 1 is the magic number (2016), Simplified Complexity (2018) and his most recent body of work Neon Paradise (2020), which saw Phetshane collaborating with artist Anton Burger. His work is sought after by many collectors and is represented in prominent private and public collections.