Simthandile Lisakhanya Witbooi
Simthandile Lisakhanya Witbooi is a Cape Town-based mixed media artist. She predominantly creates acrylic paint and pencil colour portraits depicting people of colour in a diverse, contemporary and aesthetic light. She visually captures each individual’s unique essence and style through an interlinked variety of textures, images, colours, collages and other forms of materiality. These aim to reflect the complexity and multidimensionality that is often unseen and has been neglected in historical representations and modern interactions through the projection of implicit biases and stereotypes.
She is currently doing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town with majors in Psychology, Philosophy and Literature which she feels add insights into her artistic work and practice. She balances this alongside her budding art career.
First group exhibition at the Framing place in Observatory alongside Peter Van Straten and Neeske Alexander.
3 Month work experience at State of the Art gallery
Group exhibition at CoLab22 in Observatory
4 November – Group exhibition at Houseof_Co