Lindokuhle Zwane (Lindo)

Lindokuhle Zwane was born in 1992 in Newcastle, South Africa. He works predominantly in painting, charcoal drawings as well as printmaking mediums. Lindo studied printmaking at the noteworthy Artist Proof Studios, where he also worked as a drawing facilitator for 3 years. 

Lindo has won various awards in the sector including one of the country's prestigious art competitions; the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards, where he won the 2nd prize ( Ekurhuleni prize in 2017) and the painting merit award in the 2019 Thami Mnyele Arts Award. 

Zwane’s work centers around feelings of nostalgia and the process of catharsis. He is interested in everyday life and where it’s headed, but also in how the past inextricably weaves itself into the present. The memory and influence of the past and the reality of the present often pose deep psychological challenges that he expresses through the work. The challenges come from the difficulty of being able to accept the past and acknowledge the present, particularly the chasm that can exist between those two realities.

Lindo Zwane’s work centers around hope, joy, and putting in the necessary work for the desired outcome. The outcome could be anything, peace, economic prosperity, delight or pleasure. The artist depicts children playing whimsically in the streets, a person reading a compelling book, moments in deep contemplation or an artist simply enjoying a cup of tea. Although seeming mundane at first glance, the technical brilliance found in the work heightens the experience of perception for the viewer. The works of Zwane embrace the culture of survival, of making it beyond your means and not letting your surroundings hinder your play or your hustle. Highlighting notions of resourcefulness, Zwane encourages us to fight against the thoughts and feelings of despair and advocates for freedom of self and our acquaintance with peace.

1992 -
Nationality: South African
Residence: Johannesburg