The Time Piece
Size: 104 cm x 102 cm
Medium: Printmaking and Pigments on wood
Themba Shabalala is a contemporary South African artist born in 1994. He is currently based in Johannesburg and explores the concept of family, mainly his own upbringing and his battle with an absent father figure in his work. He depicts the aspects of life which his mother has taught him and overlooks his father’s physical absence. His work mainly focuses on body politics and a socio political landscape. His work is both socio commentarial while being visually driven.
His goal is to become an independent international contemporary artist, working with major global art galleries and shaping society in a positive way through his work.