sakhile cebekhulu

I am … hope

19.06.19 > 27.07.19

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Sakhile Cebekhulu and his freedom of expression are representative of the country’s refreshing creative spirit.

A 2014 graduate of the University of Johannesburg, he combines his two passions, fashion and art, in works inspired by hybridity, tribalism and afro-futurism.

His series Isintu sang’kholwa, Tradition Forgot Me, is about his generation’s uprooting from tradition confronted with life in the city of Johannesburg.

The red embroidery evokes traditional Zulu scarification, a sign of belonging to a clan and the passage to adulthood, and symbolizes the intangible link between the artist and his ancestral origins.