Indoda Itya Ubila Kwebunzi Layo II


Aviwe Plaatjie


Oil on Canvas, 2020


81cm x 60cm


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 Cape Town based artist, painter and printmaker, Aviwe Plaatjie has been drawn to the visual arts since childhood. His obvious talent as a child was nurtured by his mother and her employer who took him to part-time art classes. In 2010, Aviwe joined Good Hope Arts Studios as a self-taught painter and later attended a mentorship programme at VANSA for three months, where he was introduced to linocut printing. An avid visual commentator on his community through his identity based paintings, Aviwe has become known for his multi-layered colour prints and oil portraits. His use of colour and luxuriant attention to detail incorporating abstract backgrounds and patterns are often based on the clothes that his sitters dress in. 

“I work mainly with oil paints on canvas or anything that is a drawing-based medium. I like the way you can record an instant observation or doodle away your unconscious thoughts and ideas. My inspiration comes from the world around me – I love absorbing my surroundings. I simply comment on life.” 

Group Exhibitions

2021    In [the] Loop Group Show, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

2020    Latitudes Art Fair, online presentation with EBONY/CURATED, Johannesburg, South Africa

2020    FNB Art Joburg, online presentation with EBONY/CURATED, Johannesburg, South Africa

2020    ‘In The Making’, Associated Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2020    ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

2018    Art B Gallery Committee Choice Exhibition

2018    Greatmore Thupelo Internation Workshop Exhibition