is a Cape Town-based,
South African artist who focuses on multimedia art and design after attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Design and Technology at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2010. King Debs draws his influences from his Tswana heritage and lived experiences as a child being born in Mafikeng and growing up in Tshwane (Pretoria). His current work illustrates a profound interest in African identity, scriptoria, handstyles, and indigenous ideographics. .
His work has been shown locally at renowned spaces and galleries such as Gallery Momo in Cape Town, Gallery One11, Imibala Gallery , AVA gallery, Thupelo Workshop with Greatmore Studios, and St. Lorient in Tshwane. Internationally, Debs’ work has been exhibited at Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (LACDA) in the USA, and in Chester Art Fair (UK) in 2018; he was a finalist for his digital art.
In 2020 King Debs’s work was showcased in London at arebyte Gallery, and he also has shown work in the first-ever virtual national Arts Festival in 2020. He has also been on the showcased at Iziko Museums of South Africa Cape Town in 2019 and 2020; and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
As a multimedia artist, King Debs is accustomed to using different media ranging from 3D digital art, calligraphy, and animation. The work King Debs creates is centered around themes of identity, socio-political commentary, life and death, and the human condition at large. After many years of of experimenting with different media, King Debs has developed a visual language that encapsulates his ideas around empathy and humility in the ever-expanding information era.
47-49 Greatmore Street Woodstock,
Western Cape 7925, South Africa
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