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Qhamanande Maswana


$ 5800

Acrylic on canvas | 2022

Each one of us is extraordinary. South African artist Qhamanande Maswana uses vibrant colors to depict the Extraordinary People he meets on a daily basis — be it strangers, acquaintances, or family members. He is driven by the desire to document their individualities and narrate their stories through painting. Maswana is inspired by their clothes, hairstyles and how they carry themselves and he dynamically folds reality with imagination in his portraits. Each portrait is an adventure, an expression of Maswana’s experience of being a young artist in South Africa, and a study of a person’s unique character.

This work a part of the exhibition APEIRON at Tappan's Los Angeles Gallery.

Original artwork may ship after the exhibition has ended.

Exhibition runs April 21st - June 10th
8200 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Acrylic on canvas | 2023

The highest point of our bodies is the head. On the top of the head sits the crown. In his vibrant new series, "Crown," Maswana explores different expressions, as well as experiences and representations about hair. To tackle the theme, Maswana set out to understand the different associations and connections people have with hair — after all, around the world, hair has played a significant role in representing identity, spirituality, and belief systems.

His goal for this series of paintings is to represent the glory and majesty in the variety of hair textures as well as to take a fresh look at historical and present-day stories on hair dressing as a symbol of status, social rank, and spirituality. The different colors of hair used across the series represent and acknowledge the different types of hair—whether they be straight, coily, red, or black. The faces of the participants in the work are not important: the viewer is forced to focus and engage with the crown.


60.25 x 51.25 inches


The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

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About the Artist

Qhamanande Maswana

About the Artist

Qhamanande Maswana

South African artist Qhamanande Maswana uses vibrant colors to depict the Extraordinary People he meets on a daily basis effortlessly melding reality and imagination in each portrait. Maswana's artwork has been exhibited at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Ann Bryant Art Gallery, Galerie NOKO, and MM Art House.