In Studio With Mongezi Ncaphayi

This week the DKP team paid a visit to Mongezi Ncaphayi at his personal studio located in August House in the heart of the Johannesburg CBD.

Studio visit August 2015

Studio visit August 2015

August House is a hub of studios for a large number of prominent South African artists. Housing the likes of Mary Sibande, Nelson Makamo, Conrad Botjies, Senzo Shabangu and countless established and up and coming artists within the South African visual arts industry.

Mongezi was kind enough to discuss his current works in progress, to be exhibited at the FNB Jo’burg Art fair this coming September 10- 13.

Mongezi spoke of how the shapes depicted within his works are not specific but rather spontaneous responsive shapes reflecting on his state of mind all this to the backing sound of jazz playing through his speakers.

The works are Acrylic paints, watered down to allow for a water colour aesthetic.With their soft delicate nature already coming through at such an early stage we here at DKP thoroughly look forward to the final works.
Mongezi Ncaphayi at work in his studio 2015-08-20©PK_ (4)   Mongezi Ncaphayi at work in his studio 2015-08-20©PK_ (5)

Mongezi describing his stay at August House

Mongezi Ncaphayi at work in his studio 2015-08-20©PK_ (3)

Mongezi discussing paints used for the new works in progress

 

Mongezi Ncaphayi works in progress 2015-08-20©PK_ (1)

Untitled work in progress 1

Mongezi Ncaphayi works in progress 2015-08-20©PK_ (3)

Untitled Work in progress 2

 

Mongezi Ncaphayi works in progress 2015-08-20©PK_ (2)

Untitled work in progress 3

Mongezi Ncaphayi’s work will be exhibited at the FNB Joburg Art Fair, 11 – 13 September 2015 at the Sandton Convention Center.