percy konqobe, everard read, artist, cape town,


Percy Konqobe was born in Gauteng, 1939.

‘Konqobe, who lives in Soweto and practises as a full-time sangoma, draws his inspiration, unsurprisingly, from dreams, visions, and "outside forces". His bronze, mostly figurative sculptures are not large, but convey a monumental force through straining planar shoulders and bodies, and faces that gaze skywards, seeming to yearn for epiphany. There is, in these works, a sense of longing for a South Africa in which miracles and mysticism were undiminished.’

- Brenda Atkinson