Nosipho Nxele

Nosipho Nxele is a young self-taught female illustrator and art director based in JHB, originally from KZN. She has a great passion for women empowerment and breaking stereotypes placed on women by society. Most of the artist’s work is influenced by her own mental illness and she now hopes to teach society, especially black South Africans, that depression exists and that it’s not a ‘white people problem’.  


Nxele’s work can be termed as Surrealist Illustration and mostly covers expressionism, mental illness, religion, feminism and other topics that affect women in society, all heavily influenced by philosophical studies and surrealism. 

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

In Bloom
Mezzanine Gallery