Isaac Sithole

Isaac was raised in a family with no artistic background, but this did not discourage Isaac from following his dream of becoming an artist. At the age of 12, he started learning the art of woodcarving through other wood carvers in his area. Later he moved to South Africa with a friend.

Slowly developed his talent, he worked as a professional woodcarver producing sculpture. He also discovered woodcut printing, a medium that he excel in. Isaac started selling his work through the African Art Centre where he has consistently displayed and sold his work over the last three years.


He is currently working with colour reduction woodcut techniques. This involves cutting away at the woodblock each time a new colour combination is printed. He makes small editions and uses glowing colour combinations to depict the message and mood of the print.

Isaac is inspired by daily and cultural events in the lives of village people. He is sensitive to cultural and historical events such as the Mozambique floods.

He also depicts animals and birds in highly decorative settings, of plants and the landscape. The Midland Mall recently commissioned him to do a giant mural of his pictures for their food court. 


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1996 - Wood sculptures, Mezzanine Gallery - Bat Centre.
2001 - "Time in Life" Menzi Mnchunu Gallery - Bat Centre.
"O Tenpo na Vida" Centro de Estudio Brasileiros, Maputo.
2002 - "Longo Caminho" Centro de Estudio Brasileiros, Maputo.
2003 - Solo Exhibition, The African Art Centre.
2003 – liberty mall Pietermaritzburg
2003 – Group exhibition at the bat centre
2004 – O tempo na Vida,centro de Estudio Breasilieros,Maputo
2004 – Nando’s collection
2004 –Solo exhibition, Kloof Maytime Centre
2005 – Solo exhibition, Summerhill Guest Estate
2004 - "Heritage Art Exhibition" - Durban Art Gallery.
2006 - Solo exhibition, “Soul of Africa” Winchester Fine Art Hillcrest
2006 - Art in the Park, Pietermaritzburg
2006 - Solo exhibition, Australia
2007 - BAD: Best of African design-100% Zulu,London
2007 - Art festival Kizo Gallery,Gateway mall,uMhlanga,Durban
2007 - Art in the park Pietermaritzburg
2008 - Solo exhibition “Back Home” The Complete Picture, Hillcrest
2007 - Art in the park  Pietermaritzburg
2008 - Art festival Kizo Gallery,Gateway mall,uMhlanga,Durban
2008 - Artenatives, Rosebank,Johannesburg
2009 - Art in the park  Pietermaritzburg
2010-gateway red exhibition
2010-solo exhibition art space           

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