Mthabisi Sithole

R985.00 – R1,885.00

This is poet and artist Mthabisi Sithole’s first linocut, and apart from being a technical exploration of the medium, the work is a reflection on his separation from the student-led Fees Must Fall protests, which began as a response to the increase in fees at South African universities in 2015. Mthabisi works in a bookstore in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, yet often collaborates with young artists, writers, photographers, many of which are students. Titled Massacre, this work is a translation of spoken word in print form, a visual language expressing disjunction, engagement and longing. Mthabisi is influenced by black artists working in the 20th century, despite the strictures of discrimination during that time, such as Dumile Feni, John Muafangejo, Vincent Baloyi and Charles Nkosi.

Medium: Linocut
Size: image & paper: 35 x 25 cm
Edition size: 10
Year: 2017

Signed and editioned by artist.


SKU 036895-2 Category


More about the DGI collection

This work forms part of a collection of prints curated by Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI). DGI is a collaborative workspace and studio in inner city Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s only artist-run and black-owned print studios. The studio offers a mixed media art production facility with a particular focus on linocut relief printing. Their primary aim is to provide emerging artists with a studio space, as well as marketing and circulating their works. DGI has engendered a new space within the cultural landscape of South Africa, and promotes their production on global platforms – in both contexts confronting and shifting socio-economic exclusion and prejudice that is embedded in the industry. DGI is run by artists Chad Cordeiro, Sbongiseni Khulu and Nathaniel Sheppard III, along with business partner and founder Anaz Mia.

Mthabisi Sithole

Mthabisi Sithole is an artist and poet based in Johannesburg. He has presented his work and poetry on various platforms in Johannesburg, most prominently collaborating with artist Chris Soal at The Point of Order in Braamfontein. Chris invited Mthabisi to work with him in taking over the project space for a week, and within the context of the Fees Must Fall movement, which had shut down all university operations, the artists worked collectively within the space.

Additional information

Printed on archival fine art paper.

Printing Process

Produced using the linocut technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface.


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