Samson Mnisi, who died on 7 October, was born in 1971 in Lesotho and studied fine art and photography at the Fuba Academy of Arts in Johannesburg. By the time of his passing he was based in the city and his work had been exhibited locally and internationally.

The artist, who is known around the world for his remarkable abstract paintings, seemed to have foretold his death by naming his final exhibition ‘Man of the Hour’. He died the day after its opening.

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