André Rose


André Rose is a public health activist. He is a word smith, painter and photographer. He uses poetry and art to give voice to social issues in society. He uses his art practice to comment on the inequity in our contemporary society. He is especially interested in how urban spaces are utilized and affect and influence the lives of people. The underbelly of society and marginalized citizens at the fringe of society captures his interest and imagination.

He sees the city as a stage in which the lives of the citizens (actors) play off and his photographs screen grabs moments from this performance that reflects on the interaction of the actors with themselves, their co-actors and the space they play in. His work appears in the private collection of the Phastsoane Henney Art Collection and various private collections. He was the runner up of the Phatshoane Henney New Breed Competition 2017. His work was shortlisted for the Sasol New Signatures (2018) and the Thami Mnyele (2018) and Phatshoane Henney New Breed (2018) competitions.