Muzi Ndlela: Identity or Belief?

Muzi Ndlela is a self-taught artist from the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. His show is an autobiographical exploration of questions raised by issues of personal identity and belief.

Muzi was born into a Zulu family where the practise of traditional customs was an expectation. His identity was structured and shaped by his traditional roots. This exhibition considers questions and conflicts he has experienced since becoming a Christian.

His drawings, primarily executed in pastel and charcoal, challenge viewers to consider the possible conflict between identity and belief. His fundamental message is one of Ubuntu, or humanity, where we all respect one another regardless of our different cultures and beliefs.

Artist in Residence
Muzi will be in residence in the Schreiner Gallery from 10h00 to 16h00, Tuesday 07 to Friday 10 June, where he will be available to discuss his work with visitors.

Muzi Ndlela, Isithutha, pastel on paper

Muzi Ndlela, Isithutha, pastel on paper

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