Realistic paintings by South African artist Loyizo Mzike
Born in 1987 in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, Loyizo Mzike is a very talented South African artist. Illustrator, designer and painter, he creates remarkable realistic works, which one could take for photographs. From 2006 to 2009, he studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to obtain a degree in graphic design. It illustrates the Supa Strikas comic available monthly in the Sunday Times.
Very inspired, by the world he surrounds, he immortalizes his art in hyperrealistic portraits.
“I am an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. [..] I paint people and paint people. our complex nature fascinates me and pushes me to expressively tell our story. My work is African and celebrates the beauty and wealth running through the veins of its people. “
In July 2011, he made a first exhibition called Reflections of Inner Trut. The Sea Point Rotary Club asked him to paint a realistic portrait of Nelson Mandela. It was a success, as it was auctioned off in the Leeuwenhof Premier Residence in Cape Town. Then, the Out of Africa Foundation asked him to paint a large portrait of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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