Manyaku Mashilo

Manyaku Mashilo, born (1991) Limpopo, South Africa, currently living and working in Cape Town, is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist who creates mixed media, paper-based drawings and works. Portraits, self-portraits, and inspirations from cartography play an important role in Mashilo’s works: they are immediately recognisable as Africa, harnessing aesthetic traditions from African beadwork, sculpture, line work and body modification practiced by the ethnic groups and cultures of its diaspora.