Oil & Acrylic paint, & Oil pastels. Nkalashe’s work mainly consists
of portraiture and abstract paintings. Fascinated by the idea of how
patterns and color can be a symbol of identity, Buhle’s art documents
how African contemporary culture has evolved over the years to proudly
incorporate traditional symbols that speak of its heritage.
Nkalashe studio is based at the Airport Industrial and he resides in Gordons Bay.
He has been painting for nearly 10 years and had his debut solo, The New African,
at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018) He also participated in several group exhibitions in Cape Town & Johannesburg, to name a few, Home is Where the Art is, Zeitz MOCAA (2020), Turbine Art Fair (2019) with Red Room Contemporary Gallery. He has been featured in various Saatchi catalogues and collections. ‘‘Best Young Artists to Collect, Saatchi Art (September), Online. In 2019 collaborated with a menswear clothing brand, Fields Store (Cape Town). Nkalashe published four collection books and in 2021, completed the Zanele Muholi residency. He has an upcoming group show New Africa at Salon Mondial Freilager-Platz 10, 4142 Münchenstein, Switzerland. He has also recently participated in the Cape Town Digital Art Fair event, Art X Lagos and the Turbine Art Fair in 2021.