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Collection: Sibusiso Duma - Ukube uMama usenathi (If Mama Were Still With Us)

KZNSA is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by celebrated Durban artist, Sibusiso Duma. Titled Ukube uMama usenathi (If Mama Were Still With Us), the body of work speaks to the unique bond shared between mother and child, and explores how the absence of this tender maternal presence impacts personal development, both as a child as well as later in life.

Duma is recognized for his use of familiar iconography such as the human figure and rural landscape in his narratives. There’s a consistent approach to his paintings, which despite their stark, bright and electric colours, rolling landscapes and hard shadows look in-depth at important and unresolved issues. Through his analysis of the rural environment, humour and satire prevail and this helps the viewer to understand present social conditions. The use of these personal iconographies and metaphors harvested from everyday life manifests a fine balance between fantasy and reality. In a career spanning more than two decades, his work has been typified by his treatment of the surface, subject matter, composition and the use of space and colour, which collectively create touches of mystery and intrigue.

“His treatment of surface, subject, space and colour is unique in that other issues are not stated directly but are alluded to, thus creating an element of intrigue and wonder” – Gabi Ngcobo, ‘Revisions’ 2006

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  • Mamanginxusela - Speak to the Ancestors, Mama
    Mamanginxusela - Speak to the Ancestors, Mama
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    Sibusiso Duma
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  • Nsikayekhaya - Pillar of the Home
    Nsikayekhaya - Pillar of the Home
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  • Umfaziwebhinca - Traditional Mama
    Umfaziwebhinca - Traditional Mama
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  • Isidima somfazi - The Dignity of Women
    Isidima somfazi - The Dignity of Women
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  • Salalubambe umuzi mfazi - The Woman Still Keeps the Home Together
    Salalubambe umuzi mfazi - The Woman Still Keeps the Home Together
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  • Soqinisintamo yakho - Getting Strong
    Soqinisintamo yakho - Getting Strong
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  • Shusuzela - Soothing the Baby
    Shusuzela - Soothing the Baby
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  • Khulubeyindoda - Grow into a Man
    Khulubeyindoda - Grow into a Man
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  • Umgogodlo Womfazi - A Woman's Backbone
    Umgogodlo Womfazi - A Woman's Backbone
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    Sibusiso Duma
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  • Umfazinomthwalo - A Woman and her Load
    Umfazinomthwalo - A Woman and her Load
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  • Nzalabantu - The Bearer of People
    Nzalabantu - The Bearer of People
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  • Thokomalakulelzandla - Warm in these Arms
    Thokomalakulelzandla - Warm in these Arms
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    Sibusiso Duma
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  • Ukungenwayidlozi - Calling the Ancestors
    Ukungenwayidlozi - Calling the Ancestors
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  • Imbali Yesizwe - Flower of the Nation
    Imbali Yesizwe - Flower of the Nation
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  • Ukuhlangana kweDlozi - Uniting the Ancestors
    Ukuhlangana kweDlozi - Uniting the Ancestors
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  • Inguyazanayabafazi - Women's Agenda
    Inguyazanayabafazi - Women's Agenda
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  • Silinde uBaba - We are waiting for Father
    Silinde uBaba - We are waiting for Father
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  • Imfudumalokumama - Woman of Comfort
    Imfudumalokumama - Woman of Comfort
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