Sibiya, Lucky

Lucky Sibiya - Born in Vryheid, South Africa in 1942, Lucky Sibiya (1942 - 1999) is internationally renowned for his abstract paintings and sculptural carvings.The artistīs fascination with the abstract began in his childhood, partly due to his presence at his fatherīs consultations as a Sangoma. Here strange and beautiful artifacts were used to assist in diagnostic and traditional healing medicine.The destruction of the colourful neighbourhood of Sophiatown during the Fifties resulted in the Sibiya family relocating to Soweto. During his school years he was sent away to Hammanskraal where the young boy experimented with woodcarvings....read biography

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