Xia Cweba


Xia Cweba works predominately in painting and printmaking {silkscreen} are inspired by African symbolism of fertility dolls, layered women using different aspects of feminity and aspects of fertility both African
Taboos and Westernised Ideologies. During the making the artist considers the idea behind apraxia and lets go of traditional art-making and it boundaries this allows the viewer to travel from different directions within the space looking at scratches, brush strokes and collage imaginary these posses a lot of cultural/traditional/spiritual meanings but the artist chooses to focus on the aspect of identity and belonging to a certain background of ethnicity and spirituality . But most importantly Xia’s work touch on the ongoing debate women of colour have about fitting into different worlds in a modern era.


Xia is a Eastern Cape born Johannesburg based artist, she completed he fine and applied arts Btech, degree at Tshwane University of technology in 2017, where she majored in printmaking, sculpture and painting. she also was part of the program mentee with the national heritage monument mentoring in partnership with the University in 2016
and also took part in the Pretoria Art Museum touring guide program.


Artist: Siyasanga Cweba Title: nodoli, 2018 Medium: digital print, pen, oil pant
Size: H:1000 W:1000 D: Edition: 3 Price: R10000