Issue No. 32 | Sineyile


 
 

ARTIST SHOWING:

  1. Khaya Sineyile
 

Read an interview with Sineyile on Between 10 and 5 by clicking here.

 

With his third solo exhibition, Cape Town artist Sineyile takes issue with the far-reaching effects of social inequality, particularly on the South African family structure.


Using common household objects  in juxtaposition with his single subjects, Sineyile gives a voice to the voiceless, creating discussion around issues often kept secret. 

He emphasises how sadly unexceptional difficult roles and relationships have become. The men and women’s resigned expressions make it clear that this is unlikely to change soon.


A step-father whose torso tops a (step) ladder wears dark glasses, and seems emotionally distant. With one hand in his pocket and the other holding on to his hat, he has no hands to care for his step-children. The simple clarity of this and other messages in the works is emphasised through Sineyile’s typical bold lines, while the bright colours of the canvases contrarily foreground the seriousness of the topic.