Musonda Kabwe
Face It

R700.00 – R2,500.00

Musonda Kabwe is an illustrator and designer, born in Zambia and raised in Johannesburg. He traverses the two worlds of traditional and digital approaches toward art-making, as well as those of contemporary art and creative industry. With eclectic inspirations, from James Jean to Shepard Fairey, Musonda’s integration of various media and contexts make his art unexpected and moving. Formerly part of award-winning brand agency, Grid Worldwide, he now works independently, conceptualising short and long term projects that question social reality and galvanise empathy through characterisation and illustration, alternating between bold lines, tonal depth, and slight movement in GIF form. One of his many personal projects, a comic strip titled No Narrative, is published regularly on Instagram, exploring life as a young person in South Africa, covering, he explains ‘everything from the struggle for self-actualisation to what it’s like being in an interracial relationship in 2018. All the stories are very personal but very universal at the same time.’ This  print forms part of the pictorial nerve poster series.

Medium: poster print on matt 230gsm paper
Size: image + paper: A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) / A2 (42 x 59.4 cm)/ A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm)
Edition: 100 + 10 AP



SKU 036895-1-4-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-2 Category


Pictorial Nerve

pictorial nerve is an ongoing portfolio series conceived and published by The series is broadly focussed on visual cultures establishing a bridge between contemporary art, design, illustration, photography and other cultural manifestations. Similarly, the anatomy of the series is imagined as a hybrid of a poster portfolio, a zine, an artist book and an artwork. It is an exploration of printed matter, the beautiful nexus between image and text, and elicits a playful consideration of how this material can exist within and outside traditional art spaces. The first iteration of the series looks at a new zeitgeist that is somewhat comparable with what was loosely called The Pictures Generation in the late 20th Century. At the time, these artists were defined by their layered adaptions, revealing the fabricated nature of images, with an element of frank social commentary. Now, a younger generation with varied cultural references and experience offer a parallel but unstudied cross­ pollination of activity that spans numerous creative disciplines. In addition, the transition from analogue to digital has generated a refreshing, brazen and sometimes lateral approach towards the pictorial, especially in the Global South.

Additional information

Printed on Heavy Coated Hi-White 230gsm paper.

Printing Process

Digital inkjet printing through Wetink Fine Art.

Framing options

White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

Frame design

All frame profile sizes and mounting options are what we believe work most aesthetically and practically with each print.


Artworks are all priced according to each artist’s market, and in relation to the edition size.


We ship worldwide. Delivery within South Africa is free. International shipping is calculated based on location.


We offer 30 day returns for any purchases in South Africa.

Local delivery

1-4 weeks, depending on artwork and framing choices.

International delivery

3-6 weeks, depending on artwork and framing choices.

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