RICKY DYALOYI

BIOGRAPHY

RICKY DYALOYI
(b. Gugulethu, Cape Town 1974)

From a young age, Ricky Dyaloyi felt inspired to draw and sketch the vibrant community and life that surrounded him in the township. His creativity and love for the arts was encouraged and nurtured by his parents during his adolescent years and by 1988, at age fourteen, he was attending part-time art classes at CAP (Community Arts Project). From this training he was propelled to participate in workshops and exhibitions.

Dyaloyi’s imagery and thematic evolved around the time of South Africa’s first democratic elections – a momentous period in South Africa’s history where there was an influx of discourse and exchange between all South African artists in the country. His oeuvre therefore fits into a broader genre of South African painting, which has its roots in the Thupelo programme -a workshop that encouraged artistic growth by exchanging ideas, experiences, techniques and disciplines within a shared space or studio. The programme started in the 1980s in Johannesburg and later was brought to Cape Town in the 1990s.

Dyaloyi’s style of painting reflects ordinary citizens going about their daily lives, rendered in heightened colours to reveal the effervescent quality of the community and people with whom he lives. The artist pays special attention to the South African context and hopes to highlight “…black people’s level of existence”. With an uncanny determination, Dyaloyi aims to unravel the simple mysteries of the human condition through his medium of choice - oil paint.

His 2015 exhibition Shaman of the Everyday at the Everard Read, Cape Town, continued this pertinent exploration into human existence and relationships, but delved further, focusing on interior spaces, whilst exploring personal and shared environments.

Everard Read presented Dyaloyi's work at the 2015 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London and his work was spotlighted at the same fair in 2018 by Spier Arts Trust. Everard Read published a monograph on Dyaloyi in 2016 and an essay on the artist is included in Ashraf Jamal's In The World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art, published in 2017.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Title to be confirmed, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2018   

A Paradox of Our Times, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2015
Shaman of the Everyday, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2012 
Solo Exhibition at Nomakanjani, Momo Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011
Isifuba Siphandle, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 

2009
Recent Works, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 

2006
Solo Exhibition, Empathy Hollard, Johannesburg, South Africa 

2005
Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 

2003
New Works, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa 

2001
A Selection of Works, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 

1999
Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    

The Portrait Show, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2019      

Winter, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Aspect, Everard Read, London, United Kingdom

 

2018

Winter, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2016
Group Exhibition, CIRCA Gallery London, United Kingdom
Winter Collection, Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2015
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, CIRCA Gallery Booth, London, UK
WINTER, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
EMPIRE, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2014
Summer Season, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
The City, Imibala Gallery in association with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Winter Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2013
100, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Possessed, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2012
Winter Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Small Works, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2011
15th Anniversary, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Isibane Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

2010
Khumalo, Mzimba, Dyaloyi, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
View from the South, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2009
Sex, Power, Money, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Dyaloyi & Sekete, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
The City, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2006
Small Works, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 

2004
Identity, The ID of South African Artist, Stitching Theater, Van den Ende, Amsterdam, Holland
10 - Celebrating Ten Years of Democracy, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
C.A.P., Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Zabalaza Exhibition, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

1996
Sicula Sixhentsa xa Sisonke (We Sing and Dance Together) curated by Harris Wilster, United States of America

1990
Art from South Africa, Oxford Museum of Modern Art curated by David Elliot, United Kingdom

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Hollard Art Collection, South Africa
Iziko South African National Gallery, South Africa
Leeu Art Collection, South Africa
Old Mutual Art Collection, South Africa
OMAM Art Collection, South Africa
Santam Art Collection, South Africa
Sanlam Art Collection, South Africa
Spier Art Collection, South Africa and United Kingdom
The Leeu Collection, South Africa
Van den Ende Collection, Netherlands