Mandisi Mncela is a Cape Town-based fulltime artist specializes in mosaic art and painting with the use of mixed media. Born in 1977 at Mtata Eastern Cape South Africa, Mncela studied visual arts at Community Arts Projects on the year 2000,thereafter he worked at Nyanga arts development center where he got platforms in painting and facilitating at schools and afterschool community programmes at the center. In 2015 Mncela He obtained a three-year certificate in professional mosaic art at Spier arts academy in Cape Town. He specializes in portraits and figures with the use of the paintings that he designs for the mosaic outcome with the composition of his personal expression that reflects his inspiration on African history, spirituality, and religion.
Mncela uses natural stone, bricks, ceramics, smalti and manmade industrial material for mosaic artworks. He has been involved in group exhibitions at Art B, A.VA, Cape gallery, and Great more studios. His involvement in on art in residency ”RITES and DUTIES” at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 2015, production of COOP COFFE company sculpture from Denmark under Spier arts on 2016 gave him more confidence to become one of the mosaic facilitators in Sports ground produkte mark hall at Vredendal on 2017 under Greatmore art studios.
He was involved in the 2017 Thupelo Worksop in Nyanga arts development center where he worked on Artists In School programme from 2016to2018. Mncela is currently working on his studio Nyanga with Coffe beans tourist art route company where his works sell to visitors from the United States, France, and Germany.