Simphiwe has gift of fine art

2016-05-05 06:00
Simphiwe Kaka, the founder of Simplex Fine Art Studios, showing some of his art, in Khayelitsha. PHOTOS: mBONGISENI mASEKO

Simphiwe Kaka, the founder of Simplex Fine Art Studios, showing some of his art, in Khayelitsha. PHOTOS: mBONGISENI mASEKO

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A gifted youngster from Khayelitsha is determined to make waves in the fine arts industry with his works.

Simphiwe Kaka,25, the founder of Simplex Fine Art Studios, draws a structure of an individual and gives an end product which is similar to the photo that he has been referring from.

He described art as something that he was born in as his father Johnson Kaka, was also an artist.

Kaka first put his talent into test in 2003 when he was a learner at Auckland High School.

His outstanding talent then won him a bursary to study at Frank Joubert Art Centre, in Newlands from Grade 9 to Grade 12.

He was doing photography and fine art.

“I was the best student there. When I draw, I do not feel like I am working. I can do it 24 hours a day. I create something very close to perfection,” Kaka said.

He then left art after matric and studied Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) at the University of Western Cape (UWC), but he decided to drop-out in his third year, in 2010.

In 2011 he left for Abu Dhabi, where he worked as a sales executive for Air Purification Systems, where he worked for about three years.

He came back to the country where he worked for Sanlam as financial advisor and he also quit the job.

“I felt that there was a missing link in my life. The response that I am getting for my art is amazing,” he added.

He has since created a platform for eight other aspiring young artists from Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Philippi and one in Pretoria where they fine tune their talent.

He said they try by all means to “escape controversy” which sees other artists drawing art that met with critics.

“My prices for the art are reasonable. I love drawing children more especially. I use both pencil and charcoal for my drawings,” he said.

He uses social network such as Facebook to get his business going.

He also showcases some of his work on his facebook page, Simplex Fine Art Studios. Those who wish to contact him can get hold of him on 0748872932.


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