Nkosingiphile MaziArt Mazibuko
“Mother knows best.” Nkosingiphile Mazibuko attests to this quote every day of his life. Everything he knows about art is thanks to his mother, a woman who shared the beauty that is art with her son. He was raised in Soweto and is a Fine Art graduate from the Walter Sisulu University. In 2015 he had a short-lived stint as a design recruit at Umuzi Academy and following that picked up his paint brushes at Egoli Textile Designs. Mazi is also a graduate of Friends of Design in Cape Town and he works on one of the nation’s favourite comic books, Super Strikes. His collaborations include MTV SHUGA drama series comic book, the literacy give back program Bookdash in 2017 as a designer on a children’s book together with Lauren Beukes and Anja Venter. He participated in Bookdash a second time and worked with Mohale Mashigo and Clyde Beech on Where is Lulu in April 2018. He is currently worked on Kwezi with Loyiso Mkize, Clyde Beech, Mohale Mashigo, Anda Mncayi and Mohammed Mukhtar Hoosen. Mazi’s life is a reflection of his art. In his words “drawing and illustrating is a camera I use to capture everything in my surroundings”. He is definitely the epitome of “art imitates life, and life imitates art”.
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