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TIMOTHY THOBILE ZANTSI
Born 7 August, 1975 in Cape Town South Africa   view more by this artist
 

I grew up in Langa. From an early age I enjoyed drawing and sketching. I attended Joe Slovo High School in Khayelitsha. After school I commenced art studies at Sivuyile College in 1993 where I was regarded as the best art student. At the same time, I participated in art workshops were I met experienced and established artists.

From 1995 from 1999 I participated in workshops at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), The South African National Gallery (SANG), Community Art Project (CAP) and in various mural painting workshops. In 1997 I took part in the Gauloises Art Competition at the Grahamstown Art Festival and at the Nico Malan Theatre.

I took part in a variety of group exhibitions during the nineties, which have encouraged me to assess the standard of my work and to measure my artistic worth and progress against each other.

These include exhibitions at :

AVA
Groot Constantia Gallery
Cape Gallery
Robben Island
Standard Bank
Soekor Galleries
The Castle of Good Hope
Sanlam
The Framery Gallery (Sea Point).

Reference to my work

My works are about the lifestyles of the Black communities in the Townships, rich and the poor, about their beliefs and how they spend their time when they are not working or unemployed. I have drawn my inspiration from the many living and dead artists both black and white.

To all of these people I say Thank you.

1988 while doing my standard 4 at Moshesh primary school, Langa, I used to take a train after school to Woodstock to attend art classes at Community Art Project (CAP). I was from then that I never stopped art.

1993 Sivuyile College doing Visual Art

Two (D) art
Three - (D) art
Art of Drawing
Graphic Design
Business English
Xhosa

1994 Sivuyile College doing (NSC) Visual Art

Same courses as 1993
For a living I was doing sign writing for pre-schools, shops and churches in the townships

1995 - Cape College (N4) Visual Art

Painting
Photography
Graphic Design
Art of Drawing
History of Art

1996 Cape College (N5) Visual Art

Same classes as 1995
Designed a logo for Chris Hani High School in Khayelitsha

1997 - Full time artist working at home, selling my work to galleries. Doing mural paintings for MetroRail at different stations

1998 - Cape College (N6) Visual Art

Doing the same subjects
Working with Soekor and Sanlam

1999 - Full-time artist working with Truworths and Woolworths

2000 - Full time artist

EXHIBITIONS

2015
Cities in motion, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2014
Telling our story; group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2012
Siyakubona, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Social Synergy, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

One-man show exhibiting at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town
Illustrated two books for UCT and The Feminist Press at the City University of New York
Decorating the UPN offices

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Artist: TIMOTHY ZANTSI
Title: Stokvel - Township Savings
Size: 60 x 80 cm
Media: Oil
Price: R 4 500 Unframed

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