Mabasa is ready for a solo art exhibition in Cape Town

The herald

Chimutambgi talent

Artistic journalist

South African visual artist Tinotenda Mabasa said preparations for her solo art exhibit are at an advanced stage, with all of the artefacts lined up ready for the exhibit.

The exhibition, curated by the Red Giraffe Gallery, is scheduled to begin early next month in Cape Town.

In an interview with The Herald Arts, Mabasa said the show would be a window of opportunity to explore new avenues in his career.

“What I can say is that I am now ready for the show with all the artwork lined up ready for display,” he said. “The show took a long time to prepare, but could not start for various reasons, including the advent of Covid-19.

“This solo art exhibition will be a huge opportunity for me to open up new avenues to advance my profession.”

Mabasa said such opportunities were rare, adding that he believed he expected more doors.

“It’s very rare that an artist has such an incredible opportunity here in Cape Town, so I think it’s going to open more doors locally and internationally,” he said.

The show will be held in conjunction with the launch of a fashion brand.

“So the brand launch will take place on December 13, it will be strictly a private party by the pool.

“There will be models showing their talents and that night it’s going to be recorded for our signature movie scene.

“At the same time, I am launching the ‘Mushroom Kingdom’ fashion brand, but I will be doing deliveries locally and customers will also be able to purchase the products online on the Mabasa Online Gallery platform.”

He said the works of art for sale will be a complete set.

“The artwork will be for sale, as an artist I need a solo exhibition to break into the industry so it’s high time the world got a whole new package from me. “

Mabasa’s last exhibition was at Hale Market, which was important to him in terms of marketing his artifacts.

“My last exhibition at Hale’s Market is still in progress,” he said.

“Right now I’m mainly focusing on my solo show. Since this is something important in my life, I had to focus on it from the other side. I am also ready to prepare things for the launch of my fashion brand.

“My wish is to host at least two to three solo exhibitions per year, so I think this first exhibition will put me in a good position to be able to achieve my goals. “

Mabasa, who is now into fashion design, looks forward to working with college students.

“I will be working with college students as models and audience for the fashion launch because they are my daily clients,” he said.

“I have more than 10 large paintings, measuring about 6 × 6 meters. I also have small ones.

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