Design and layout of Nicholas Hlobo's first monograph, published on the occasion of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, which traces his work from 2005 to 2009, including the making of his SBYA exhibition.
Hlobo draws strongly on his Xhosa heritage in his work, invoking the rich idioms of the Xhosa language and exploring how traditions evolve in changing times. Of equal interest to the artist is his sexual identity, and his place as a gay man within Xhosa culture. In his SBYA exhibition, Umtshotsho, Hlobo takes as his theme the rituals that accompany the transition from youth to adulthood.
2009, published by Michael Stevenson
Editor Sophie Perryer
Page size 260 x 250mm
Full colour throughout on Munken Pure Cream
Standard edition soft cover printed black only on Munken Pure Cream, exposed spine + 1 book ribbon
Special edition semi-hard cover with leatherette A-symmetrical spine covering, black foil stamped title, and 3 book ribbons