• Sibusiso Magilindane

    Sibusiso Magilindane
    • Artist Statement
      • The symbol of the cross is more prevalent in our contemporary society than ever before. It is the universally recognized symbol of Christianity; however, in contemporary society this symbol has been woven into popular culture and now appears in numerous designs for clothing items, tattoos and jewelry. As such, the cross no longer communicates a religious meaning or serves its religious purpose, but rather acts as a fashion statement or brand. This body of work revives the spiritual significance of the cross through the utilization of man-made structures as allegorical reference to the cross.
    • Biography
      • B.Tech Visual Arts (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

        Selected Exhibitions:


        NEWNOWNEXT Eastern Cape 2014, Galarie NOKO

        End Sheet Exhibition, ArtEC

        NMMU BTech Graduate Exhibition 2014, Athenaeum gallery


        NMMU Graduate Exhibition 2013, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth


        Fine Art II Drawing Exhibition: Dwarsvlei Diaries, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth

        Diversity Week Portrait Exhibition

    • Interview

      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?

        Diane Victor

        Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

        Dumile feni the way he imbue his work with feelings of sympathy and humanity. 

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

        “End sheet” it challenged my thoughts on the theme end sheet which was related to last page of the book. I learned a lot on what the artists communicated. 

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?

        Christian studies

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?



        What do you like most about being an artist?

        I am able to make my voice head by a large amount of people.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?

        I draw a lot.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date? 

        All prints that I created in 2014 are collected by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?

        Yes I want to make a difference in people lives. The themes I work with are current issues of the present period; hence I always want to bring different views to challenge people.

        What are your plans for the coming year?

        I want to have a solo exhibition