ABOUT AVIWE PLAATJIE
Aviwe Plaatjie was born in Cape Town on 19th June 1988. As a young boy he was drawn to art – drawing and sketching anything and everything. This tendency was nurtured by his mother and her boss; they enrolled him in part-time art classes at Frank Joubert Art Center. After completing high school in 2008, he began participating in Art workshops and Mentorship programs with Vuyile Voyiya in 2011.
“I work mainly with Linoleum cut and everything that is very much a drawing based medium. I very much like the way you can record an instant observation or doodle away your unconscious thoughts and ideas. In my artwork I document scenes I come across in day to day life. My inspiration comes from the world around me. I love absorbing my surroundings. I simply comment on life.“