My name is Skumbuzo ‘Skubalisto’ Salman, a visual artist from Cape Town, South Africa. In my painted portraits, I depict my memories, dreams, fears and hopes for the world around me. I take great inspiration from various sources; these include African cave paintings, urban graffiti, contempory visual art, the internet and various media outlets in general. I have been creating for as long as I can remeber. Art is the most natural act for a child, until the world teaches them to forget. My first formal commitment to the creative world was studying Corporate Communications at Rober Gordon University in Scotland. It was not very cretive but it was ‘safe’, a paret friendly way of pursuing a creative career. Studying the marketing and the psychology behind it was one of the greatest motivating factors that contributed to my journey into street art and, after, fine art. It became clear to me that I want to create art that feeds the soul and heals the human spirit, having seen corporations using ‘art’ to trigger consumption. I have always been fascinated with drawing, which enables me to transfer emotion through images in my practice. This feels like some sort of celetstial endowment. Painting my truth of an African story has opened doors. These I feel have superseded racial, sexual, cultural, language and educational barriers, everyone can relate to the truth.