SculptX 2023: A journey through South Africa's sculptural evolution

By Lindelwa Masuku

SculptX 2023, a dynamic showcase of over 250 sculptures by 60 artists, celebrates South Africa's diverse artistic landscape. 

SculptX 2023 has burst onto the South African arts scene, presenting a dynamic spectacle of creativity and innovation. 

Over 250 sculptures by more than 60 artists claim the spotlight, each piece standing as a testament to the artist's unique perspective and profound cultural heritage. 

Pierre Fourie 'Fight,' 2023. Image supplied

Among these talented creators is Pitika Ntuli, a trailblazing sculptor who unveils monumental granite works, showcasing the raw and primal power of the stone in ways that leave an indelible mark on the viewer. 

Hendrien Horn 'Fossil 24, 25 & 26,' 2022 Clay 3D Print. Image supplied

Willie Bester, celebrated for his transformative and impactful sculptures, offers a glimpse into a world where art serves as a powerful medium for societal commentary and change, sparking conversations that resonate far beyond the gallery.

Heike Taschner Jeske 'Gracefully Embraced,' 2023. Image supplied

In this mesmerising display of sculptural diversity, Keith Calder's life-size cheetahs stand as an embodiment of grace and strength, capturing the essence of these magnificent creatures in metal and stone. 

Pitika Ntuli 'Spirits,' 2023. Image supplied

Cecilia Wilmot Ballam, with her evocative and intricate sculptures, draws viewers into a world of delicate artistry, where each piece tells a unique story. 

Esther Mahlangu, a cultural icon celebrated both nationally and internationally, leaves an indelible mark with her distinctive and vibrant artistic expressions. 

Ben Tuge 'Screaming,' 2023. Image supplied

If you haven't yet had the chance to witness the grandeur of SculptX, fear not—time is on your side as the exhibition runs until 27 October 2023.

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