colorful oil and acrylic art paintings reflect the changing time in
South Africa. From scenes of despair and destruction, experienced during
the liberation struggle, to images of hope, peace and
reconciliation. South African artist Caleb creatively
depicts township and village life, with colorful huts, shacks villagers
and folk on the streets, dancing, singing, vending and making music. To
many South Africans this is a new way of life after our new found
democracy in 1994.
Sibisi paints only to record a particular reality of the
daily struggle in the
life of Africans.
He also collects bits of scraps, waste material and off cuts that litter
township streets and incorporates them into his paintings, recycling
discarded materials and giving them a new function. His art reflects
street reality of people burdened by the physical loads they are forced
to carry as they walk for miles to their destination, or waiting to
catch a taxi. Township houses are covered with advertisement boards
while the roofs as in reality protrude with corrugated metal and
well-dented motor vehicles body parts. Despite the bleakness of such
images there prevails a message of hope.
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