Uitstalling The Gallery

Banele Khoza

It's always been you
July, 16th - August 22nd, 2020  

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN YOU

In its combination of reduction, romance, and irony, Banele Khoza’s work addresses questions of identity, masculinity and of a young generation of creatives living and working in South Africa. Experimental and venturous, these artists (re-)shape the terms and conditions of a public sense of society and community.

Banele Khoza
Banele Khoza

Even if we were together we would still miss each other I

Banele Khoza
Banele Khoza

Even if we were together we would still miss each other II

Banale Khoza
Banale Khoza

Behind the veil

Banele Khoza
Banele Khoza

Even if we were together we would still miss each other I

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BANELE KHOZA

Banele Khoza (*1994) is a Swaziland-born and South African-based visual artist. He holds a BTechin Fine Arts from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. In 2017 he won the prestigious Gerard Sekoto Award and with it a three-month residency at the CitéInternationale des Arts in Paris.

His solo exhibitions include Temporary Feelings at the Pretoria Art Museum (2016); Lonely Nights at Lizamore Gallery(2017) LOVE? at Smith Studio in Cape Town (2018). Khoza also headlined the solo exhibition titled LGBTQI+: Banele Khoza as part of the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA (2018). 

Banele Khoza’s paintings stand on the threshold between reduction and romanticism. Employing bold, geometric parts to constitute the figure, the portraits often possess a very formal quality, reminding of the late paintings of Paul Cézanne. On the other hand, the paintings are marked by expressive brushstrokes and vivid colors creating a romantic and dreamlike quality running as a theme through the works, regardless of their actual content. The titles often serve as a comment to the situation portrayed, ironic and frank, yet utterly personal.

Banele Khoza - All I wish I could tell you

ALL I WISH I COULD TELL YOU  
Acrylic ink and charcoal on canvas
Unframed size: 914 x 610mm
2020-2021

Banele Khoza - Untitled

UNTITLED

Acrylic on cotton canvas 

Size 914mm x 1290mm

2020 

Banele Khoza - Behind The Veil

BEHIND THE VEIL
Acrylic on cotton canvas
857mm x 1473mm
2021

Banele Khoza - Looping Thoughts

LOOPING THOUGHTS

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas 

610mm x 914mm 

2021

Banele Khoza - Buseko (Reading)

BUSEKO (READING)

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas 

Size 910mm x 1290mm

2020

Banele Khoza - Dear crush

DEAR CRUSH, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN US

Acrylic and ink on cotton canvas 

914mm x 1290mm

2021

Banele Khoza - Being okay

BEING OKAY WITH MINIMAL EFFORT

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas 

Size 914mm x 1290mm

2020-21

Banele Khoza - A long- passing winter

A LONG- PASSING WINTER

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas 

Size 914mm x 1290mm

2020-2021

Banele Khoza - Untitled

UNTITLED

Acrylic ink on cotton canvas

Unframed size: 914 x 1290mm

2021

Banele Khoza - Khumbul’ Ekhaya

KHUMBUL’ EKHAYA 

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas 

Size 914mm x 1290mm

2020-2021

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LABOURING FOR LOVE

Acrylic on Cotton Canvas 

Size 914mm x 1290mm

2020-2021

WAITING

Acrylic on cotton canvas 

Size 914mm x 1290mm 

2020

Banele Khoza - Labouring for love
Banele Khoza - Waiting
Banele Khoza - Even I

EVEN IF WERE TOGETHER WE WOULD STILL MISS EACH OTHER - I
Acrylic ink and charcoal on canvas
Unframed size: 914 x 1290mm
2021

Banele Khoza - Even II

EVEN IF WERE TOGETHER WE WOULD STILL MISS EACH OTHER - II
Acrylic ink and charcoal on canvas
Unframed size: 914 x 1290mm
2021

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IN THE MIDST OF MY CHAOS YOU
COULDN'T BEEN FOUND

Acrylic ink and charcoal on canvas

Unframed size: 914 x 610mm

2020-2021

HE FOLLOWS ME AROUND AND
EVERYWHERE

Acrylic and ink on cotton canvas 

1500mm x 1000mm 

2020- 21