#NAF18 | Mind Mapping

Winner draws on his background for inspiration

Combining elements of mysticism, religion, self-reflection and the continual quest for selfhood, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist Award (SBYAA) winner for Visual Arts, Igshaan Adams, says although his art has evolved through the years, he still draws a lot of inspiration from his upbringing. Born into a Muslim family and brought up by Christian grandparents in Cape Town during the 1980s, Adams said his latest work, When Dust Settles, drew on his own interests – Sufism, mysticism and selfho...

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