Nhlakanipho Mashinini

Nhlakanipho Mashinini

Creating Art

A presentation by 2019 Fak’ugesi Artists in Residence – Natalie Paneng and Nhlakanipho Mashinini. Chaired by Prof J P Wade 

Nhlakanipho Mashinini

Nhlakanipho is a 25 year old architect, graphic designer and creative director. My work usually merges all three fields of expertise to produce work that sets me apart from the rest. It expands the boundaries of architecture and really makes them more artistic. I am an artistic architect who doesn’t really follow the rules of architecture. I come from a very process-driven industry in architecture which allows my work to be a simply provocative package of complex work.

My work has landed me a place in the exhibition, Radical Heritage Baby! in David Krut Projects space  in 2017 before graduating with a Masters in Architecture from University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture. Two years later, I got selected as a Fak’ugesi resident.

The current exploration of my has been focused on repurposing, re-interrogating and repacking pre-existing ideas into an alternative perspective. Any piece that I make adopts architectural rules, architectural tactics or architectural techniques that you may not always find in the art world.


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