Ezequeil Mabote

Ezequeil was born in Gaza Province, Mozambique, in 1979. After school in Maputo, Ezequeil attended the Nucleo de Arte

He feels he learned most from observing the textile workers and designers and wood carvers of Mozambique. He was very influenced by the late Samuel Mbingilo, a woodcut artist from Nambia.

Today Ezequeil has made woodcut art his speciality. He is living and working in Durban, KZN and is considered one of our foremost woodcut artists. He also enjoys painting, sculpture and bookbinding. The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery has used his work successfully in hotels, offices and homes in KZN.

Ezequeil produces images that reflect his childhood memories – people at work, leisure and prayer. He illustrates traditional folk tales and family stores told to him by his grandparents.

Ezequeil has exhibited throughout SA and in different parts of the United States. Having recently completed some wall murals for a chain in Johannesburg he received a large commission for work in Dubai.

Business Hours

8 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

9 am – 12.30 pm Saturday

Contact Details


120 Florida Road

Durban, South Africa