Ayanda Nkosi was born in Richards Bay, South Africa, in 1983. Ayanda developed an interest in art during high school where she finally discovered her best form of expression in Fine Art after experimenting with various art forms.
Colourful and Joyful. This best sums up Ayanda’s personality and this colour and happiness bursts out of her and into her artwork – somewhat a combination of abstract and Avant-Garde art. Ayanda predominantly uses primary colours picked from the South African National flag – which symbolizes hope and unity – in her pieces, with the intent that her work will shower its beholder with happy feelings and bring hope at a time when the country and the world is faced with so much uncertainty. She refers to her art as “feel-good-art” and it is!
Ayanda uses acrylic and enamel paint for her works, which has obvious abstract influences from Du Buffet,
Picasso and Basquiat as well as geometric shapes found in Kasimir Malevich’s art.
Ayanda marries Suprematism and Superblur by using the abstract Barcode giving her work its own
Superblur identity. At first glance, Ayanda’s works are refreshingly simplistic, yet after fixing one’s attention on a piece a little longer there are clearly multiple themes merged into one.
Ayanda has done group and duet exhibitions with the Living Artists Emporium (LAE) where she was
mentored by Conrad Bo ( SA Young Master). Ayanda Nkosi – Truly African. Truly Inspirational. Truly Happy.