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artist Andrew O. Ntshabele

Artist, Andrew Ntshabele, born 1986, lives and works in the inner city of Johannesburg, and his art is informed by his environment. His mixed-media paintings – a fusion of collage and acrylic – depict what he sees and lives with every day.

Printed Paper

Andrew Ntshabele uses newspapers, music scores, postcards and other printed paper items as background for his art.

Loving People

Andrew’s topic is all about people – people living and working in Johannesburg, the city he wants to showcase.

Capturing Life

Andrew walks around with his camera and captures scenes and moments he wants to bring on his unique canvas.


Andrew Ntshabele about his career, his self-conception as an artist and on the opportunity to show his works in Europe.


Andrew was born in the small rural town of Moruleng in the North West Province but moved with his family to the city at a young age. He studied Art at the University of Johannesburg and was awarded his BTech degree, majoring in painting, in 2013.

“I have lived in Johannesburg since the age of four and have witnessed its physical, socio-economic and political changes post-Apartheid,” he explains. “I still live in the inner city where I’m confronted by poverty, pollution and urban decay every day. I’m interested in the people who live in this environment, in the negative effects of rapid urbanisation and how they put a strain on the people I encounter and interact with daily.”

Andrew’s work investigates the social predicament of the city to understand the root causes of the current inner-city decay. “My work is a social commentary on the socio-economic challenges that the majority of Black South Africans face in a post-colonial South Africa. My focal subject matter is often the pollution and rubbish amongst which the inner-city residents live, which is why my paintings incorporate more than one medium. They’re a fusion of collage and acrylic paint, and are produced from photographs I take on my daily travels around the inner city and its outskirts.”


EXHIBITION HISTORY (short summary):

2020 – Solo exhibition in Berlin

2020 – Group exhibition in Crailsheim

2020 – ART Innsbruck

2019 – Group exhibition in Cape Town

2019 – Solo exhibition in Johannesburg

2019 – Group exhibition in Frankfurt

2019 – Group exhibition in Stuttgart

2019 – Group exhibition in Munich

2018 – Solo exhibition in Johannesburg

2018 – Group exhibition in Hildesheim

2018 – Group exhibition in Hamburg

2018 – Group exhibition in Ludwigshafen


This is a selection of art fairs and exhibitions Andrew Ntshabele recently participated in.

The current catalogue with works of Andrew Ntshabele - shipping worldwide!

From kids playing on the street to street workers in Johannesburg – the topics of Andrew Ntshabele cover a wide range but all with the background of people living in his home town.

All works can be rolled and shipped in a tube to any destination around the globe.
Please contact Andrew via mail@andrewntshabele.com



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