Zizipho Poswa’s world full of colourful creations

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The artist Zizipho Poswa. Pictures: Southern Guild
The artist Zizipho Poswa. Pictures: Southern Guild


I can’t help but smile when I look at Cape Town-based artist Zizipho Poswa’s bold ceramic sculptures. Bulbous and larger than life, they evoke pop art and modernism, yet are indubitably South African.

“My work is colourful, African, elegant, organic, eclectic and contemporary,” she told #Trending in an email interview.Raised by her mother, she is inspired by the daily Xhosa rituals she witnessed as a young girl growing up in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. Poswa says: “I was raised in a community full of women. My work honours their strength.”

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