Oil on Canvas
Simphiwe is a visual artist based in Cape Town. Specializing in oil painting, he mainly uses Sfumato; blending and incorporating different techniques including classical and contemporary elements to create a unique work that identifies with Africa.
Simphiwe is inspired by daily political and social controversies in his immediate society. In his words, "The chaos, anarchy, peace and joy which circumvent around makes for great content."
Traveling to the UAE to study Law provided him with an opportunity to experience the country's rich culture and atmosphere, which influenced his decision to become a full time artist.
Simphiwe’s works reflect the oppression and struggles of women. Centering on gender based violence and human trafficking; his core narrative revolves around the notion he summarizes as "God is a woman"