Mthobisi Maphumulo

Strength and unity through art

Mthobisi is South African artist from Kwazulu Natal, and the founder of Amasosha Art Movement; a young art collective that aims to promote hard work, solidarity and collaboration of ideas among artists (amasosha means “soldier” in Zulu). Mthobisi’s work is a fierce criticism of social organization, and the way humans continue to nourish the socio-cultural gap and build deeply segregated communities. His homeland provides the inspiration and motifs for his art, through which he revisits Africa’s Colonial history and challenges the traces from the past that are still perceptible in the present day.