Wayne Dube

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Born (1999-08-17) August 17, 1999 (age 22)
Harare, Zimbabwe
NationalityAfrican
CitizenshipZimbabwe
Alma materOxford Brookes University
OccupationArtists
Known forPainting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, Stage design, Writing
MovementDigital art, Multi Media illustration, Surrealism
AwardsKZNSA young artist award (2019)

Wayne Dube (Vurberrystinger),[1][2] is an up and coming african artists, out of south Africa. Winner of the 2019 KZNSA [3] young artist award. Wayne has worked alongside companies like GQ,[4] Dreamworks animations[5] and Slava studios (слава).[6]

Biography

Wayne Dube, known professionally as Vurberrystinger,[1] is an African artist born on the 17th of August 1999 in Harare,[7] Zimbabwe,[8] and was raised in Gweru,[9] Zimbabwe.[8] He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular media cultures around him, such as Mama Panya's Pancakes,[10] Dr. Seuss[11] and Little Tales.[12]

Early life

At a young age, Wayne moved to London,[13] but still frequently visited his home town in Zimbabwe,[8] as well as family in South Africa.[14] In London,[13] he enrolled at a Church of England School[15] and studied Visual Arts. While in London,[16] in the downtown streets, the subways and spaces in public halls he found a thriving alternative art community that was developing outside of galleries and museums.

Education and internships

Wayne was introduced to the world of high fashion when he interned at GQ [4] in 2016. This equipped him with the skills he required to succeed in such a demanding industry. After graduating from the Activate Learning Art College[17] in 2018, Wayne enrolled at Oxford Brookes University[18] to study Art and Design. Following this, he realised that he had little interest in becoming a commercial graphic artist and, after one year he decided to change path and focus his interest on producing more humanitarian art.

As a student at Oxford Brookes University,[19] Wayne experimented with performance art,[20] video art[21] installation, [22] and collage,[23] while always maintaining a strong commitment to drawing and digital illustrations. Between 2015 and 2019, whilst travelling back and forth between South Africa[14] and London,[13] Wayne achieved recognition from the African art community due to his participation in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His first professional solo exhibition was in 2017 and was hosted by a few small galleries for example, the Flowers Gallery.[24] So far, throughout his career Wayne has devoted much of his time to public works in Cape Town,[25] Amsterdam,[26] London,[13] Oxford,[27] Tokyo [28]and Johannesburg.[29] He produced imagery for many literacy programs and other public service campaigns. Most of his work to this day often carries social messages. He has produced more than 53 public artworks between 2014 and 2019, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities and children’s hospitals.[30]

Inspiration

In an interview with Jason Moure of Pinewood Studios [31] Wayne stated that was impressed by the innovation and energy of his contemporaries, he was also greatly inspired by the works of Jean Michel Basquiat,[32] Pierre Alechinsky[33] and Robert Henri[34]’s manifesto The Art Spirit, which asserted the fundamental independence of the artist. Wayne was attracted to the public work of Keith Haring[35] as well as the participatory nature of Christo and Jeanne-Claude'[36]s work, in particular Christo’s Running Fence,[37] and by Andy Warhol’s [38] unique fusion of art and life. Wayne was determined to devote his career to creating a truly metropolitan art. With these influences he is able to push his own youthful compulsions toward a singular kind of graphic expression based on the primacy of the future.

References

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  2. https://www.instagram.com/vurberrystinger/
  3. "Event". www.kznsagallery.co.za. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "British GQ - Men's Style & Fashion, Politics, Trends and Culture". British GQ. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
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  37. NoFavorite. "Projects | Running Fence". christojeanneclaude.net. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
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