|TIMOTHY THOBILE ZANTSI
|Born 7 August, 1975 in Cape Town South Africa
|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
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 :
Reference to my workMy 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
1994 Sivuyile College doing (NSC) Visual Art
Same courses as 1993
1995 - Cape College (N4) Visual Art
1996 Cape College (N5) Visual Art
Same classes as 1995
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
1999 - Full-time artist working with Truworths and Woolworths
2000 - Full time artist