06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Loyiso Mkize

Loyiso Mkize

Loyiso Mkize flagship creation under his company is Kwezi, a proudly South African superhero comic book series about a young city dweller who discovers he has superhuman abilities which lead him into a journey of self-discovery and realization of purpose. The company also creates local illustration based communication content both locally and internationally. He has built a career in Fine arts with 4 solo exhibitions and 5 group exhibitions locally and internationally. His specialty lays in portraiture with an array of stylistic treatments to help express the many concepts embedded in each artwork. The paintings are rich with cultural, historic and social tones that carry through his portrayal of life and experiences.

The overarching force behind his work is telling the African story above all, and articulating its varied textures, colours, ideas – thus forming a lifelong narrative and aesthetic driven artistic journey.