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Mel Madiba (South Africa 1993-): THE 13TH LETTER: A MANIFESTATION OF SELF. "MOUNTAINS AND STREAMS"

signed
Pyrography and pigment on paper
87cm x 113cm (framed)

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ABOUT ARTIST

Phenyo Melody Madiba, better known as 'Mel Madiba' ,
born in October 1993, in Mafikeng and grew up in
Pretoria. She now lives and works intermittently
between Pretoria and Johannesburg. When she finished
High School, having taken Design as a subject, she went
to study Interior Design at The Design School of
Southern Africa. It was there where she fell in love with
wood and discovered pyrography, which is the art of
drawing on wood, leather, or other materials using a
soldering iron. It is through this art form that she began
creating works that seek to explore various aspects of
who she is.
Madiba taps into the inner workings of her mind to
conceive work that is rooted in femininity,
consciousness and the full expression of oneself.
She portrays an array of emotions from a black
woman's lens. Her chosen subject matter is
predominantly black women at different stages of their
growth. She envisions a world where black beauty
can be fully expressed and appreciated without the
need for it to be substantiated. The artist uses
expressive markings by fire, gold, and African bronze
blue to illustrate that black women are naturally divine.
She has been influenced by artists like Zanele Muholi,
Lina Iris Viktor, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and
Donald Nxumalo by their creative approaches in their
respective practices.
Her career officially launched in 2019 after being
dubbed a Design Indaba Emerging Creative, appearing
on the TV show Hashtags Africa, and winning the
Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize. Madiba's work has evolved
through personal experiences and she strives to
improve her craft even further.

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Auction Ends: 14th Apr 22 from 8pm

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