Buhle Nkalashe

Buhle Nkalashe

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

About Buhle Nkalashe

Buhle Nkalashe (b. 1994, South African) is a full-time visual independent artist. Nkalashe is mostly known for his paint and mixed media which is a combination of charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint and oil pastels. His paintings revolve around the growth of African people through design and how traditional patterns have evolved and contributed to a contemporary style. This can be a symbol of identity. He lives and works from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nkalashe had his debut solo, The New African, at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018) in Cape Town. He also participated in several group exhibitions, to name a few, Top 100 for the Sanlam Portrait awards (2017), Woordfees (2019), Africa’s Art Collective Seasons at the Julie Miller Institute (2019) and Saatchi Online Campaign (South African Emerging Artist) (2019). Nkalashe was also invited by Red Room Contemporary Gallery to exhibit at the Turbine Art Fair (2019).

Education

2018 Bachelor of Arts, Communication Design, Cape Town Creative Academy. Cape Town, South Africa.

2016 Graphic Design Certificate, Basics of Graphic Design, Learn to Earn. Cape Town, South Africa.

Events

RESIDENCIES
2021 Zanele Muholi Residency. Johannesburg, SA (March).

COLLABORATIONS
2020 Fields Store 20 Menswear collection – FIELDS STORE, Cape Town, South Africa.

AFRICA'S ART COLLECTIVE (Spring)
Julie Miller Investment Art Institute
2019

AFRICA'S ART COLLECTIVE (Autumn)
Julie Miller Investment Art Institute
2019

TURBINE ART FAIR
2019

Exhibitions

Art Fairs:
2020 Latitude Art Fair. ODA Gallery franschhoek, Online (29 June).
2020 AT THE ART FAIR. Outdoor art display, Greenpoint – Brooklyn, NYC.
Turbine Art Fair 2019

Solo Shows:
3 Dec 2020: AUTHENTIC, solo show, Youngblood Africa Gallery, Cape Town, SA.
May 2020: UNKNOWN, solo show, Lizamore & Associates collaboration with Gallery 2, Joburg, SA.
5 Dec 2019: REAWAKENING, solo show, Youngblood Africa Gallery, Cape Town, SA.
Dec 2018: THE NEW AFRICAN, solo show, Youngblood Africa Gallery, Cape Town, SA.


Select Group Shows:
2020 SA Unmasked – Chasing the rainbow again, Red Room Gallery, SA
2020 Home Is Where The Art Is, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, SA
2020 New Collection 29 June – Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art Online
2020 New Collection 15 June – Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art Online
2020 FACES OF AFRICA, ODA Gallery franschhoek, SA
2020 Highlights From The Future, Lizamore and Associates, SA
2019: Africa’s Art Collective Seasons, Julie Miller Institute, SA.
2019: Sub 30, Woordfees, Stellenbosch University, SA.
2019: Palate, Plate, Palette, Rust en Vrede Gallery, SA.
2018: Emerging Artist Exhibition, City of Cape Town, SA.
2018: Vuleka Competition Exhibition, Artb Gallery, Bellville, SA.
2017: Sanlam Portrait 100, University of Cape Town and Rust en Vrede Gallery, SA.
2017: Naked Art, Youngblood Africa Gallery, Cape Town, SA.