Andile Maphumulo

Andile Maphumulo was born in 1990 at Imfume, on the KZN South Coast, South Africa. He studied at the Velobala weekend art classes hosted by the Durban University of Technology. He is a member of Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of Durban artists that promotes hard work and solidarity amongst fellow artists.

His work is inspired by the arrangement of objects inside the personal spaces of black communities in post-apartheid South Africa.

“The objects we use in our daily life and the materials we choose to live with speak about who we are, and our progression in life.”

The essence of the absent human figures in Maphumulo’s paintings is defined by the choice of objects that occupy their rooms.

Maphumulo specialises in painting as it expresses his belief that the liquidity of the medium speaks to the qualities found in humans since we all born from liquid.


Exhibitions at the KZNSA