Sbongiseni Sbanisezwe Khulu is a founding member and artist of Danger Gevaar Ingozi Studio. His work embodies a depth of introspection and honesty within the controlled precision of an artist with the utmost attention to detail.
His journey as a young artist offers a mere glimpse into the history behind his process. Hailing from the township of Esikhawini in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on the east coast of South Africa, Khulu matriculated from a technical high school and furthered his studies under the scaffolding of a Civil Engineering degree. Dissatisfied with engineering, Khulu pivoted towards a Fine and Applied Arts degree at the Tshwane University of Technology. There he majored in sculpture and printmaking.
Khulu’s career, to date, has been intentional - and his steady stream of opportunities evidence this. In his third year Khulu was chosen to be amongst the 2012 PPC Young Concrete Sculptors Awards finalists. This led to his appointment as co-student assistant of the sculpture studio in his fourth year. He began working in as a printmaker at the David Krut Workshop in the same year when he met Chad Cordeiro and Nathaniel Sheppard III and his journey with DGI began.