Tshwane-born, Joburg-based, Fumani Khumalo is a 26-year-old artist who places creativity at the heart of everything he does. Fumani started his journey graffitiing the walls of eager homeowners in his home township, Soshanguve. Looking to hone his talent, he explored several forms of art including illustration, art direction and most recently, fine arts.
He completed his degree in Visual Communications at Vega School and currently practices as a Fine Artist and advertising Art Director.
Fumani’s works are informed by the everyday movements, dialogues and languages shared between ordinary subjects that he encounters in his frequent travels. He unravels the nuggets of history that exist in our everyday language. The tales that aren’t documented in modern-day books.
In his fine art practice, Fumani makes use of pastel, charcoal, ink and paint to create works that illustrate a balance between contemporary and historical. He wields his medium to document and preserve the dialogue of his subjects. He has been recognised for being Design Indaba’s emerging creative for 2018 and awarded the Daniel Arsham x A-COLD-WALL artist grant in 2020. He has participated in group exhibitions with Turbine Art Fair, Eclectica Contemporary, Gallery Fanon, Artivist and Art of Dining.