Sinenkosi Msomi (b. 1995) is an inspirational photographer who captures the intricate interplay between tradition and culture within the younger generation in Eswatini, a picturesque landlocked country nestled in Southern Africa.
Msomi’s practice is deeply rooted in his upbringing within an expansive African extended family. He employs staged and conceptual photography to recreate the intricate dynamics of his childhood memories, evoking a sense of nostalgia and reflection. His work invites the audience to pause and appreciate the beauty found in simpler times while exposing the fluidity of memory and perception.
Through his lens, the artist transforms intangible emotions into tangible conversations, urging us to openly discuss mental well-being. Beyond psychology, his work celebrates the vitality of self-expression, emphasizing the power of creativity in understanding ourselves and others.
The visual artist has participated in numerous exhibitions, with his work being featured in various countries, including India, the United States of America, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. In 2020, he received the African Union and Afrochampions’ Nefertiti Arts Prize for his work that draws on themes of social change, justice, inclusion, equity, equality, struggle, and anti-oppression.
Sinenkosi Msomi Body in Motion (2022) Archival pigment print (framed)$550
Sinenkosi Msomi Even Strong People Need Someone to Lean On (2021) Archival pigment print (framed)$450
Sinenkosi Msomi Love is an Illusion (2021) Archival pigment print (framed)$350
Sinenkosi Msomi Reaching Skies (2021) Archival pigment print (framed)$250
Sinenkosi Msomi Realm of Greatness (2020) Archival pigment print (framed)$350
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