I am … hope
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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.