We were hugely appreciative when up and coming young South African artist Buhle Nkalashe donated one of his exquisite artworks to be auctioned by Ukuthemba Charity. He is a rising star!
Buhle Nkalashe (b. 1994, South Africa) is a full-time visual independent artist.Nkalashe is mostly known for his paint and mixed media which is a combination of charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint and oil pastels. His paintings revolve around the growth of African people through design and show how traditional patterns have evolved and contributed to a contemporary style. This, he realised is a symbol of identity. He lives and works from Cape Town, South Africa. Nkalashe had his debut solo, The New African, at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018) in Cape Town. He also participated in several group exhibitions, to name a few, Top 100 for the Sanlam Portrait awards (2017); Woordfees (2019); Africa’s Art Collective Seasons at the Julie Miller Institute (2019) and Saatchi Online Campaign (South African Emerging Artist) (2019). Nkalashe was also invited by Red Room Contemporary Gallery to exhibit at the Turbine Art Fair (2019).