Ayanda's background is in the performing arts. She has moved to Johannesburg from Richards Bay, KZN, in 2003. Having had interest in art since high-school, she has only managed to get involved in art full-time with the discovery of Superblur at LAE.
"My work focuses on the human emotion of HAPPINESS, and also represents the truthful side of who we are as people. I am inspired by people in general and their everyday happenings / challenges. How we are able to overcome hopeless situations even though society has placed limits over our lives. I believe everything is controlled by the power of choice, we consistently have to make. Our body and mind are free spirited that is why we are able to laugh and smile for the little life has to throw to us. My paintings represent the choice we have to make daily; and again I have chosen to express my HAPPINESS through my work."
For her, Superblur "has opened up my creativity", inspired her to think outside the box and has taken her outside her comfort-zone.
Superblur Art Movement refers to a method of creating objects less defined;
"I have captured this using black paint giving paintings an abstract touch. I use geometric shapes as a background to capture the purity of the subject matter, whilst white colour adds texture and depth to the background. The use of the abstract bar code give my paintings it’s Superblur identity. My use of primary colours in my paintings births life, positive attitude and new happy experiences. Colour opens world of magical joyful feelings that the mind carries. My work has obvious influences from Du Buffet, Picasso, Basquiat, Du Toit and so forth, but I am also hugely influenced by Kasimir Malevich, and his famous “Black Square and minimalist approach. I have attempted to marry Suprematism and Superblur my paintings, “Malevich with an African twist”."
Manifesto for The Superblur Art Movement:
1. Superblur refers to a method of creating art using the definition of the word blur.
2. Thus the focus of the art will be to make the object or classification of the art unclear or less distinct .
3. Superblur will also focus elements that cannot be seen or heard clearly.
4. When photography is used with the elements of Superblur in mind, the camera will be manipulated or even be shaken to blur the picture and the aim is to produce images that are similar to abstract art in painting.
5. Instead of creating art for the sake of art, elements of art movements such as Superflat, Superstroke, Cubism and so forth, will be blurred in an attempt to create art that will be known as Superblur art.
6. The symbol for Superblur is the abstract bar code to differentiate it from other art movements such as Neo-Expressionism.