Lindani Nyandeni paints, silkscreens, prints and sculpts and recalls being interested in drawing from the time he started school.
His artwork emphasizes the strong feelings he has towards the social issues in the world today. Nyandeni’s aim is to address the issue of South African struggles - the education system, contemporary township culture, and social classification. The symbols he employs are aesthetic and metaphorical. He utilizes a variety of mediums; charcoal, soft pastel, ink, and mixed media.
Born in Umlazi, Nyandeni still lives and works in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He studied Visual Art at the BAT Centre in 2014 and was selected to study Textile Printing at the ELC Art and Craft Centre in Rorkes Drift (2015-2016). In 2017 he enrolled for the Velobala Saturday art classes hosted by the African Art Centre at the Durban University of Technology.
Nyandeni has participated in various art workshops and over twenty group exhibitions; the most recent being CAETAC (Soweto Hall, Johannesburg) and Father’s Footstep (African Art Centre, Durban) in 2018. In 2016 he took part in the Gerlesborg Swedish Exchange Programme and his work is included in a number of collections in South Africa and abroad.
Nyandeni is currently receiving mentorship from artists, Sthenjwa Luthuli, and Wonder Mbambo and has collaborated with Professor Zanele Muholi on the Somnyama Ngonyama interpretation project.