a young artist based in Nyanga who reaches out in his community to teach the young about art. Ngqunqe’s work is both political and spiritual,addressing many issues in our country and his immediate surrounds. He works across many mediums and flaunts his skill amicably in any material. His choice of materials are often shocking but it is who he is and expresses his freedom in whatever materials he chooses, be it a lino plate, a rusted steel scrap, any available paper or platform. His works are bright and exciting to the tastes of many of his art collectors
Okkie is a san (bushman) and portrays his culture beautifully on canvas, reminiscent of his ancestors by mixing various natural materials. He is also an activist fighting for the rights of displaced san people around South Africa. He is also involved with the arts academy found by the prolific and talented international muso Ray Phiri of Stimela in Mpumalanga in a skills development programme for the rural youth.