Qhamanande Maswana

Featured Artist

Qhamanande Maswana

Biography

Qhamanande Maswana (b. 1991, Mdantsane, South Africa) grew up in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa along the banks of the Buffalo River. He was creative from an early age, competing in competitions and went on to study Fine Arts at Lovedale College and was awarded a diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Fort Hare (2015).

Maswana has developed a unique style with a passion for painting portraits, often of women since he grew up surrounded by his siblings and female cousins. His inspiration comes from daily life and a pride in his heritage. “My work engages the viewer with the roots and the beauty of black people’s culture in South Africa, especially from the uncontaminated parts. It has a modern approach so as to take the viewer through our daily life experiences.”

His works have been shown at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum,  Ann Bryant Art Gallery, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth National Arts Festival, Eclectica design art, and MMart house.

Maswana lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.