Asanda Kupa 2017-09-11T11:28:00+00:00

Project Description

Asanda Kupa

Asanda Kupa is a rising talent amongst South African painters. He was born in Molteno, in the Eastern Cape and has always been drawn to the illustrative arts. He began his higher studies in 2005, furthering his studies in 2008 and also has worked closely with fellow painter and acclaimed artist, Aleta Michelatos. Kupa has won numerous awards, throughout his study period and after, winning the Reinhold Cassirer Award in 2013. His expressive mark making and abstraction of the human form creates a vivid and moving body of work that seems to explore change, progression and alteration through the language of narrative painting in a uniquely abstract manner. Kupa’s gestural works command a great presence in each space they can be found and his investment of time, energy and emotion as well as immense skill becomes apparent.

Asanda Kupa -

Pull Through
2016
Acrylic on canvas
230 x 160 cm

SOLD

We Ready
2016
Acrylic on canvas
234 x 160 cm

Asanda Kupa Thoban’ amaxhala 2016 Acrylic on canvas 205 x 140 cm

Thoban’ amaxhala
2016
Acrylic on canvas
205 x 140 cm

RESERVED

Children of the Coal
2016
Acrylic on canvas
203 x 160 cm

SOLD

Asanda Kupa Ntunjambini 2016 Acrylic on canvas 140 x 105.5 cm

Ntunjambini
2016
Acrylic on canvas
140 x 105.5 cm

Asanda Kupa Ingxubakaxaka (Zimkil’ iinkomo) 2016 Acrylic on canvas 126 x 88 cm

Ingxubakaxaka (Zimkil’ iinkomo)
2016
Acrylic on canvas
126 x 88 cm

SOLD

Asanda Kupa Imbilini yamanyange 2016 Acrylic on canvas 145 x 105 cm

Imbilini yamanyange
2016
Acrylic on canvas
145 x 105 cm

Asanda Kupa Intak’ eZulu 2016 Acrylic on canvas 110 x 70 cm

Intak’ eZulu
2016
Acrylic on canvas
110 x 70 cm

Asanda Kupa Imbilini yam 2016 Acrylic on canvas 68 x 41 cm

Imbilini yam
2016
Acrylic on canvas
68 x 41 cm

Asanda Kupa Ingxoxo 2016 Acrylic on canvas 140 x 115 cm

Ingxoxo
2016
Acrylic on canvas
140 x 115 cm

Asanda Kupa Inzonzobila 2016 Acrylic on canvas 114 x 100 cm

Inzonzobila
2016
Acrylic on canvas
114 x 100 cm

SOLD

Asanda Kupa Isanusi 2016 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 87 cm

Isanusi
2016
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 87 cm

Asanda Kupa Intsindabadala 2016 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 140 cm

Intsindabadala
2016
Acrylic on canvas
200 x 140 cm

Asanda Kupa Isazela kumlisela nomthinjana 2016 Acrylic on canvas 115 x 72 cm

Isazela kumlisela nomthinjana
2016
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 72 cm

Asanda Kupa Isono sobuMnyama 2016 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 84 cm

Isono sobuMnyama
2016
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 84 cm

Asanda Kupa Kwabamathamb’’ amhlophe 2016 Acrylic on canvas 87 x 69 cm

Kwabamathamb’ amhlophe
2016
Acrylic on canvas
87 x 69 cm

Asanda Kupa Isiziba siviwa ngodondolo 2016 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 77 cm

Isiziba siviwa ngodondolo
2016
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 77 cm

Exhibitions, Awards & Collections

2013 Reinhold Cassirer Award, South Africa

2013 Joburg Fringe Art Fair, Johannesburg

2013 Thami Mnyele Art Competion Exhibition, Johannesburg

2013 Albany Museum, National Arts Festival, Eastern Cape, South Africa

2013 ‘Urgency’, Bag Factory, Johannesburg