Date of birth: 27.05.1983
Place of birth: Butterworth
Painting style: Mouth painter
Associate member of VDMFK since: 2011
Siyasamkela (also called Siya) Toli was born on 27 May 1983 without arms, an abnormally curved spine and dwarfism. From early childhood he has been painting and drawing with his mouth and has more or less developed his artistic skill as an autodidact. His mouth-painted works in a typically African style are done in vivid colours, depicting daily life in South Africa.