Asanda Kupa

Asanda Kupa

Artists details

Asanda Kupa

Asanda Kupa is working and living in Johannesburg and has become a treasured gem of the South African painters. He was born in Molteno, in the Eastern Cape and has always been drawn to the illustrative arts.

He studied in 2005, furthering studies in 2008 and has worked closely with fellow painter and acclaimed artist, Aleta Michelatos. Kupa has won numerous awards, throughout the duration of his studies. His expressive mark making and abstraction of the human form creates a vivid and moving body of work that seems to explore change, progression and alteration through the language of narrative painting in a uniquely abstract manner.

Kupa’s gestural works command a great presence in each space they function in and his investment of time, energy and emotion as well as immense skill becomes apparent.