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Acc name: Mitchell's Plain Bursary Role model Trust
Bank: RMB Private Bank
Type: Cheque account
Account no.: 62615881423

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Out from the Dark

Out from the Dark

Dion Cupido won the Truworths Academy of Visual Arts Award at the Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC) in 2003. As a teenager from Mitchells Plain, Cupido began creating art as a means of expressing himself. It was only when a friend’s younger brother asked Cupido to help him with a matric art project, that he realised he could paint and that he loved it.

Cupido had left school by then and was doing various casual jobs to help support the family. He wanted to have his paintings in galleries. Gerard Cloete, artist and owner of the Peanut Gallery encouraged Cupido to create a body of work. He used inexpensive industrial ink from his father’s business to paint with.

Peanut Gallery included Cupido’s work in a group exhibition where he sold his first painting in 2000. “It was like coming home. I realised that this is what would make me happy to wake up every morning and I saw it was worth fighting for.”

His most recent work involves what he calls ‘African-Pop portraiture’. Five paintings in the series were on display in his first solo exhibition, ‘Perceptions Of Beauty’, at the Worldart Gallery.

He is a resident at Good Hope Art Studios and his work is included in several prestigious collections, including the Nando’s art collection in London and Beyonce has bought his art.