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Katleho Mavundla was Created To Create

Meet Katleho Mavundla, a transdisciplinary artist from South Africa. With a diverse array of talents, including film directing, writing, and photography, Katleho's creative journey knows no bounds. As part of the Blacksmith Collective's "Created To Create" takeover, he invites you to immerse yourself in his unique artistic universe.

Discovering Authenticity

Katleho constantly explores various mediums to find his authentic voice, infusing his work with a captivating melancholic tone. He's passionate about portrait and editorial photography, creating powerful visual narratives that speak to the soul.

Let's delve into some of Katleho's captivating pieces.

Katleho Mavundla
"Mirror, mirror, if you could see me."
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"Be still, and stand."

"Day Dreamer"

These intriguing pieces showcase Katleho's mastery of visual storytelling, inviting viewers to introspect and connect with the emotions conveyed through his art.

"The Lifestyle Studies"

Drawing inspiration from Thabo Kopele's "In a Moment of Style" Collection, Katleho's short films explore the multifaceted nature of style and the mentalities that contribute to one's unique sense of fashion. This powerful narrative has gained recognition from prestigious film festivals.

Through this piece, Katleho celebrates the beauty of human connections, capturing the essence of friendship and familiarity in his photography.


Katleho Mavundla's artistic journey is a testament to the boundless nature of creativity. He invites you to join him on this artistic odyssey, to embrace the power of visual storytelling, and connect with the emotions that his art evokes.


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Celebrating Creativity with the Blacksmith Culture Collective

At Blacksmith Culture Collective, we are passionate about celebrating the vibrant artistic and cultural landscapes of South Africa and beyond. Our "Created To Create" initiative serves as a platform to recognise and showcase talented individuals like Katleho for their exceptional craft.

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