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Friday, January 3, 2014


South African artist Clinton de Menezes was shot dead in Durban on New Year’s Day. He went to the help of a friend in whose home he was staying when criminals attacked the property.

De Menezes was born in Johannesburg and obtained his master’s degree in fine art from the Durban Institute of Technology in 2004. He co-founded The Art and Sculpture Studio and was the curator of The Cupboard Gallery and sat on the exhibitions committee for Durban’s acclaimed Red Eye Art Collective.

In 2004, De Menezes founded Alchemy Studios, a company established to fabricate artwork for private and public spaces, before relocating to the UK in 2007. His work has been exhibited in the UK, US and Germany. Recently, he had been living in Kenya with his wife and daughter.

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