Duma, Sibusiso Robert (1978-)

Artwork by Sibusisio Robert Duma

Duma started drawing with crayons and colour pencils from as far back as he can remember. In 1994 he met the late Trevor Makhoba (1956-2003) who was well known for his controversial and socially critical painting style. Makhoba mentored Duma from 1994-2003 and much of his influence can be seen in Duma’s earlier work. Duma ‘stores’ his own life experiences, opinions, and nostalogic (nostalgia, logic) stories of childhood in his paintings. He is the author and narrator of his works. The figures in his paintings reference illustration and the tradition of storytelling. He makes sense of life today through the stories he tells in his works.

Exhibitions : 1997 African Art Centre -Group exhibition with Welcome Danca and Trevor Makhoba 1999 African Art Centre – Izwe Lethu – Our land, group exhibition 2000 African Art Centre – Makabongwe Ophezulu – Thank God for Creativity 2000 African Art Centre – Sezenjani Ngengculazi –What are we going to do about Aids? 2002 African Art Centre – Solo exhibition,  2002 2004 African Art Centre – Joint exhibition with Welcome Danca 2007 Revisions: The African Art Centre 2007 BAD: Best of African Design – 100% Zulu, London 2008 Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town. Solo exhibition 2008:      ‘Sobathathu’, Joint with Welcome Danca and Bheki Khambule, African Art Centre, Durban 2010:      ‘Living in KZN’ Group Exhibition at artSPACE berlin, Berlin, Germany 2010  Solo Show – Artspace, Durban.

Collections : The Campbell Collections, Durban