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. An artistic woman who shared the beauty that is art with her son. He was raised in Soweto, which seems to be an incubation center for grooming young artists. Nkosingphile or Mazi as he is known is a Fine Art graduate from the Walter Sisulu University. Picking a career was not as daunting as it is for many. In 2015 he had a short-lived stint as a design recruit at Umuzi Academy, despite making it through the excruciating boot camp. A decision he had no control over but soon after picked up his painting brushes at Egoli Textile Designs in 2016. Mazi is also a graduate of Friends of Design in Cape Town and the secret is he works on one of the nation’s most favorite 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 children book Titled And Also December 2017 collaboration with Lauren Beukes as the writer and Anja Venter as an illustrator. He survived Bookdash the first time and volunteered again for “Where is Lulu” in April 2018 with Mohale Mashigo as a writer and Clyde Beech as an illustrator. Currently worked on Kwezi comic book with Loyiso Mkize, Clyde Beech, Mohale Mashigo, Anda Mncayi, and Mohammed Mukhtar Hoosen. He has few exhibitions currently on view at Iziko South African Museum which He has designed the graphics. 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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