Lebo Thoka's work is mainly influenced by being a Feminist. It covers topics such as femicide in South Africa, as well as the black female existence in proximity to topics such as religion, history vs present day.
Ligege is a self-taught artist. He believes that the responsibility of cultural preservation and social identity rest with the artists of that era. For Ligege, it is important that his art reflects his cultural heritage while remaining relevant to his audience.
Victor Geduldt (b.1972) is a self-taught realist painter. He was raised in Heidedaal Township in Bloemfontein, Free State. Currently, Geduldt finds most of his inspiration in music, the immediate world around him and the daily occurrences in the everyday life. As an accomplished realistic portrait painter, he enjoys painting facial expressions of people from different cultures and also focuses on issues that he feels are pertinent to his surroundings.
Sibusiso Duma is a Durban-based artist. His talent was noticed and nurtured by the late Trevor Makhoba through his Philange Art Project based in Umlazi, a township south of Durban.
Gary Frier was born in Cape Town and grew up in the then segregated northern suburb of Kuilsriver in the Western Cape. He qualified as a Graphic Designer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004. After working in various design industries, Frier moved to create art of a more personal nature.
Qhamanande Maswana was born in the Eastern Cape in a Township called Mdantsane. He grew up in King Williamstown, Eastern Cape in a small village called Rhayi Location. After winning a few art competitions, Maswana was inspired and was determined to become an extra ordinary artist. He had do opportunity to show in group exhibitions at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Ann Bryant Art Gallery, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth National Arts Festival, Eclectica design art, and MMart house. Maswana works out of his home studio which is an octagonal rondavel in a village near King Williams Town. He considers himself to be a curious artist who is always eager to learn and know more about art and the lifestyle of others in different environments.
Nicola Holgate is a figurative artist working with both painting and sculptural media. Her subject matter is drawn from her environment and she is best known for her portraits of people, real or imagined. She seeks to portray not only a likeness but also the personality and context of the subject.
Derrick Vusimusi Nxumalo (b.1962) was born in Dumisa near Scottburgh. As a self-taught artist, Nxumalo has adopted an exploratory approach to his technique and subject matter. Initially he drew detailed landscapes with ball-point and felt tipped pens and now also works in acrylic paint.
Mothobi Mefane is an artist born and bred in Bloemfontein. Like many artists he developed his love for art when he was still in primary school.
Lazarus Ramontseng was born in the Free State province of South Africa. He is a self-taught artist who showed his artistic talent since he was a young boy. Ramontseng moved to Johannesburg soon after completing high school to pursue a career as an artist.