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Artist Ntaba Mveliso Maestro makes use of recycled materials to build entire mini-cities; he dreams of opening a gallery one day.


Johannesburg, South Africa (29 July 2020) – Ntaba Mveliso Maestro is an artist of miniature cities and townships. Ntaba has dreams of opening his own gallery someday and works hard, using recyclable materials to build the most incredible sculptures.

Using things like cardboard, glass, plastic, bottle tops, sand and stone, Ntaba has recreated the most incredible copies of suburbs, townships and cities.

He sells a few pieces here and there but keeps his most incredible creations for himself in the hopes of having a gallery to display them all.

We caught up with Ntaba to find out what inspired him to start his mini-cities. Ntaba explained that he has loved art his entire life and loves to celebrate his fellow artists. He started making his own art at a very young age, feeding into his growing curiosity.

He has specifically been doing his mini’s for years now, making the mixed-medium artworks as often as he can.

Ntaba is a full-time artist, relying on commissions and sales to support his beautiful family. If you would like to see more of his works or commission a piece, you can reach out via his Facebook page here.

He hopes that his artworks will also spark your curiosity. He surrounds himself with fellow artists that create mini cars and other incredible works. Together, they are creating new worlds!

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Sources: GTG Interview
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