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                                                                       Due to the wide range of works available

                                                                        by Andrew Ntshabele, his art is shown in

                                                                                          a separate catalogue.

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                                                                           Aufgrund der großen Auswahl an Werken
                                                                                wird die Kunst von Andrew Ntshabele

                                                                               in einem separaten Katalog vorgestellt.

                 Andrew Ntshabele, born 1986,                                         – KLICKEN SIE EINFACH HIER –
                 lives and works in the inner city of
                 Johannesburg. His art is informed by
                 his environment as he observes the         understand the root causes of the            head lines. Besides this I have been

                 world around him with critical eyes.       current inner-city decay. “My work          working with and on old letters and
                 His mixed-media paintings – a fusion  is a social commentary on the                    postcards which gave me a lot of
                 of collage and acrylic – depict what       socio-economic challenges that the          joy. My aim in my current work is
                 he sees and lives in every day.            majority of Black South Africans            to highlight the past as well as the

                 Andrew was born in the small rural         face in a post-colonial South Africa.       present. I believe and know that
                 town of Moruleng in the North              My paintings incorporate more than          the old world as we know it , is the
                 West Province of South Africa and          one medium, they are a fusion of            thing of the past...we are entering a
                 moved with his family to the city at       collage and acrylic paint, and are          digital more than ever , is

                 a young age. He studied Art at the         produced from photographs I take            important to preserve history and
                 University of Johannesburg and was         on my daily travels around the inner        document it. I am fascinated and
                 awarded his BTech degree, majoring         city and its outskirts” Andrew says.        excited as I do this through and with
                 in painting, in 2013.                                                                  my art.”

                                                            Andrew has experienced a lot of
                 “I have lived in Johannesburg since        challenges which COVID-19 brought  Andrew Ntshabele is part of The
                 the age of four and have witnessed         and lockdowns as well as restrictions       Travelling Art Gallery since its
                 its physical, socio-economic and           didn’t make life easy. “After the           inception and has shown his works at

                 political changes post-Apartheid,” he  Covid-19 pandemic hit the entire                all the exhibitions in Europe.
                 explains. “I still live in the inner city   world, I felt that people need some
                 where I’m confronted by poverty,           art and some sort of joy in this
                 pollution and urban decay every day.       challenging time.My new and current

                 I’m interested in the people who live      artworks depict a more joyful feel, I
                 in this environment, in the negative       have been exploring working in large
                 effects of rapid urbanisation and          and medium scale works primarily,
                 how they put a strain on the people I  the material I have been using is

                 encounter and interact with daily.”        contemporary newspapers linked
                 Andrew’s works investigate the social  with articles about Covid-19 and also
                 predicament of the city to                 vintage newspapers with great

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