Buhle Nkalashe

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Buhle Nkalashe is a painter who incorporates mixed media like 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.

Buhle Nkalashe Artworks

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    I Don't Know by Buhle Nkalashe
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    I Don't Know by Buhle Nkalashe

    I Don't Know

    Paintings - 150x110 cm
    In the Blue by Buhle Nkalashe
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    In the Blue by Buhle Nkalashe

    In the Blue

    Paintings - 75x75 cm
    A look from above by Buhle Nkalashe
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    A look from above by Buhle Nkalashe

    A look from above

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
    From a Distance by Buhle Nkalashe
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    From a Distance by Buhle Nkalashe

    From a Distance

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
    The Dark Horse by Buhle Nkalashe
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    The Dark Horse by Buhle Nkalashe

    The Dark Horse

    Paintings - 90x86 cm
    Traveling 1 by Buhle Nkalashe
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    Traveling 1 by Buhle Nkalashe

    Traveling 1

    Paintings - 50x50 cm
    Travelling 2 by Buhle Nkalashe
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    Travelling 2 by Buhle Nkalashe

    Travelling 2

    Paintings - 50x50 cm
    Local Way 2 by Buhle Nkalashe
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    Local Way 2 by Buhle Nkalashe

    Local Way 2

    Paintings - 50x50 cm
    Local Way 1 by Buhle Nkalashe
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    Local Way 1 by Buhle Nkalashe

    Local Way 1

    Paintings - 50x50 cm
    Paint your picture by Buhle Nkalashe
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    Paint your picture by Buhle Nkalashe

    Paint your picture

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
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    Safety Device by Buhle Nkalashe

    Safety Device

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
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    Rick by Buhle Nkalashe

    Rick

    Paintings - 75x75 cm
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    Soul Interpreter by Buhle Nkalashe

    Soul Interpreter

    Paintings - 96x140 cm
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    Validation by Buhle Nkalashe

    Validation

    Paintings - 50x50 cm
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    Trailblazer by Buhle Nkalashe

    Trailblazer

    Paintings - 106x94 cm
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    Public Identity by Buhle Nkalashe

    Public Identity

    Paintings - 106x94 cm

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