WonderBuhle Collaboration with Coca Cola
WonderBuhle is collaborating with Coca Cola in a new global ad campaign titled “Masterpiece”, featuring iconic artworks that come to life. The campaign showcases renowned paintings from masters such as Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh, and Utagawa Hiroshige, as well as contemporary artists like Stefania Tejada and WonderBuhle. One of WonderBuhle’s leading pieces, “You Can’t Curse Me,” a portrait of the artist’s young brother, is prominently featured in the ad and WonderBuhle is also involved in the making of the campaign as one of the leading characters. This innovative ad campaign is sure to capture the attention of art enthusiasts and consumers alike. Read more about this campaign in the link below.Read more
Check out the interview that WonderBuhle gave in celebration of this collaboration
WonderBuhle, born 1989 in South Africa, is a Durban-based visual artist from Kwa-Ngcolosi, a village that is still ruled by a chief. He started making art as a hobby at the age of nine. He says that his mother encouraged him to explore art as a career as he used to play with charcoal from the fire and draw stick figures on the walls of the house as a child.
WonderBuhle received his first formal training through the BAT Centre Artists in Residency (AIR) Program and went on to study fine art through the Velobala apprenticeship program at Durban University of Technology, under the mentorship of Themba Shibase.
The artist states: “I understand my artistic practice as a space between my inner soul, my dreams and my identity. I communicate my views from where I am standing as a black youth in South African society and the world at large. South Africa is in a moment of self-realization; reflecting and embracing its cultural diversities, whilst rewriting its stories through the lenses of young people who are curious, like myself.”
WonderBuhle had his first solo exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery in 2018 and has been included in numerous group shows at Unit, (London, 2020); The Art House (Wakefield, 2018); Michaelis Gallery (Cape Town, 2017); KZNSA (Durban, 2015) and the African Art Centre (Durban, 2014). In 2016, he was the recipient of Bremer Kunststipendium Art Grant (three-month residency) and in 2020; he took part in the La Brea Studio Artists Residency in L.A.