Pro Thusi is a self-taught international contemporary artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. His artwork demonstrates his mastery and versatility using a variety of unique mediums.Pro was born on March 10, 1987, and has been bringing his art to life since the tender age of 8 and has been putting his heart and soul onto the canvas ever since. His career progressed from sketch artist to acrylic painter and now he focuses on recycled materials.
He is a master of “Recycle Art” where he uses tin cans, discarded single-use plastic bags, and a variety of other solid waste materials along with a glass blow torch, heat gun, and
soldering iron to create one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly, masterpieces that many collectors have added to their personal galleries. His unique, life-like portraits captivate, truly turning ‘rubbish’ into a priceless treasure.
His work has been displayed in numerous exhibits, including:
- Julie Miller Investments Art
- Thebe Ya Mosadi “She is Power” RMB Turbine Art Fair
- Slee Gallery in Stellenbosch Gallery University Stellenbsoch
His work has been featured in a variety of auctions, including:
- FNB Childhood Development Fundraiser
- Lionel Smit Studio – Silapha Art Auction
Some of Pro’s commercial work is displayed at:
- Hyatt Regency Hotels
- Living Arts Emporium Galleries in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Pro’s social advocacy does not stop with repurposing recycled waste for his creations. He has also donated his works to the MAD Leadership Foundation raising several thousand dollars for charity auctions. When not working on his creations, Pro shares his wisdom with the Doug Whitehead Special School students as a volunteer art teacher.