Sibusiso Duma is a young artist who is actively working within the Durban art scene. His artistic abilities were noticed and cultivated by the late Trevor Makhoba through his Philange Art Project based in Umlazi township south of Durban. Makhoba had built a studio space behind his house, where he invited young artists to make their work and enhance their individual practices. Duma worked under Makhoba’s tutelage for a number of years, and has since shared a stage with Makhoba and another former student, Welcome Danca. Together they have held a number of exhibitions at the African Art Centre in Durban.
Although Duma has built on his own style and visual language, the influence of Makhoba is undeniable. He has defined his work with the ability to treat surfaces, subject, space and colour with a unique aesthetic understanding, as he alludes to social issues and does not directly depict them.